Regula Rüedi (Of Counsel)


Dr. sc. nat.
Dipl.-Chem. ETH
European Patent Attorney
Swiss Patent Attorney
Judge at the Swiss Patent Court



Areas of Practise

Patent law, in particular expert opinions and litigation work in patent infringement and invalidity cases, drafting and prosecution of patent applications and supplementary protection certificates, opposition and appeal procedures. Counseling of clients in patent matters. Part-time judge at the Swiss patent court.

Career and Experience

Study of chemistry and PhD in organometallic chemistry, both at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. Several years of practical experience in analytical chemistry, materials and surface analysis. European patent attorney since 1994.

Patent litigation and prosecution as well as expert opinions, especially in the fields of chemistry, materials, pharmacy, foodstuffs and genetic engineering.

Elected as one of the "Leading Patent Law Practitioners" of Switzerland by the Patent Law Expert Guide 2009 of the Legal Media Group, London. 

Joined E. Blum & Co. AG in 1990.


K. Sutter, R. Rüedi, "Chance oder Bedrohung", Chemische Rundschau 5/2004, 22

K. Sutter, R. Rüedi, "Patents" in: 125 years E. Blum & Co. AG , A Short Manual on Intellectual Property, Zurich 2003

Molitor, J., Rüedi, R. (2009): "Protecting biotech inventions in Europe", iam magazine, supplement "IP in the life sciences industries 2009", Feb. 2009.


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)
ASPTA           (Association of Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys)
FICPI              (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
INTA               (International Trademark Association)


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