Christoph Engelbrecht


Dr. sc. ETH Zurich
Dipl.-Phys. Heidelberg University
European Patent Attorney
Swiss Patent Attorney


Areas of Practise

Patent law, particularly drafting and prosecution of patent applications, counseling of clients in patent matters.

Career and Experience

Studies in physics at the Universities of Bayreuth and Heidelberg. Diploma thesis at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL Heidelberg) on the development and characterization of novel fluorescence microscopy techniques for the biosciences. Doctoral thesis in physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) on the simulation, development, and characterization of various fiber-optic-based technologies for high-resolution brain imaging. Research projects at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (USA) and at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (USA).

Practicing patent law since 2010 with core activities in physics, mechanics, electronics, and optical engineering. Admitted as European Patent Attorney since August 2014. In 2014-2015: Diploma in "Patent Litigation in Europe" at the University of Strasbourg.

Joined E. Blum & Co. AG in 2010.


EPI                 (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
INGRES         (Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property)
VESPA           (Verband der freiberuflichen Europäischen und Schweizer Patentanwälte)
FICPI              (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
INTA              (International Trademark Association)


German, English