Swiss Patent Attorney / European Patent Attorney
Why am I a patent attorney?
Fields of activity
Career and experience
André Werner became a patent engineer in 1987 and subsequently became a patent attorney. Since then, he has been working mainly in the field of mechanical engineering. He went on to play a leading role in developing and expanding the TSWpat! Group to its current structure. As part of this, he also developed group-wide software for intellectual property rights management and led the Group’s migration to electronic processes. Outside of the Group, André Werner was President of the ASPTA (Association of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys) from 2005 to 2010. Since 2010, he has also been a part-time judge at the Federal Patent Court.
After completing his mechanical engineering studies at ETH Zurich (specializing in internal combustion engines and lightweight construction), André Werner attended a law course at the University of Zurich for four semesters. He was admitted as a European Patent Attorney in 1995. André Werner was a military jet pilot in the Swiss Air Force until 1998, and thereafter he was a fighter squadron operations officer until 2014.
ASPTA (Association of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys)
FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
INGRES (The Institute for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
UNION (European Practitioners in Intellectual Property)
VESPA (Verband der freiberuflichen Europäischen und Schweizer Patentanwälte)