Thomas Speck

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Patent Expert

Swiss Patent Attorney / European Patent Attorney
Registered Representative before the UPC


Why am I a patent attorney?

“I take great pleasure in innovations, both small and large, and my desire is to help these achieve a commercial breakthrough.”

Fields of activity

Career and experience

Thomas Speck works as a Swiss and European patent attorney, focusing on the technical fields of physics, metrology, laboratory automation, process engineering, as well as innovative everyday products in the food, paper products, sanitary installations, and fastening technology sectors.

Thomas Speck has worked for Troesch Scheidegger Werner AG in Zumikon since October 2014. He has been a co-owner and partner of Swiss IP Partners Holding AG since January 2020.
While employed in the development department of an industrial company, Thomas Speck participated as an inventor/co-inventor in a number of patent grant proceedings. He learned that there are some hurdles between having an idea and being granted a patent, and he realized that the specialist knowledge and experience of a patent attorney are of considerable benefit in overcoming these. After further training to become a patent specialist and working both as a developer and as a patent specialist in industry, he decided to dedicate himself 100% to working with patents and thus started training to become a freelance patent attorney.

Thomas Speck gained experience in the field of intellectual property law while working as a project manager in the development department of an analytical measuring instrument manufacturer. There, he was involved as an inventor in patent applications for new developments. Along with the development projects, he also carried out patent searches beforehand.

Thomas Speck studied physics at ETH Zurich (1992-1998). His area of specialization and his thesis were in the field of solid-state physics, specifically in the magnetism of thin layers. After graduating, Thomas Speck worked in the R&D department of an analytical measuring instrument manufacturer (1999-2014). He also trained in NMR spectroscopy and numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields. This field of ​​activity lay at the intersection of various demanding fields of technology, namely high-frequency technology, digital electronics, ultrahigh magnetic fields, superconductors, cryotechnology, vacuum technology, and metrology in the case of unfavorable signal-to-noise ratios.

Since 2023, Thomas Speck has been an elected member of the Examination Board, which is responsible for conducting the examination leading to the title of patent attorney in Switzerland.

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)

UNION (European Practitioners in Intellectual Property)