E. Blum & Co. Ltd. - Sutter Kurt

Kurt Sutter

Patent Attorney

Dr. sc. nat.
dipl. Phys. ETH
European Patent Attorney
Swiss Patent Attorney
Innosuisse Special Coach
Judge at the Swiss Patent Court



Areas of Practise

Patent law. Expert opinions and litigation work in patent infringement and invalidity cases. Drafting and prosecution of patent applications. Counseling of clients in patent matters. Tutorial work. Part-time judge at the Swiss patent court.

Career and Experience

Studies of physics and mathematics at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. PhD in quantum electronics. Patent prosecution and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, AI, computer hard- and software, telecommunication, physics, semiconductor technology, sensors, mechanics, and others. Work as a court’s expert. Tutorial work and lectureship, e.g. in preparation courses for Swiss patent attorney candidates. Up to 2013 judge at the commercial court of the Canton Zurich. Since 2019 accredited as Innosuisse Special Coach (Start-Up Coaching/Scale-Up Coaching).


J. Hochreutener, K. Sutter, “R&D Agreements“, 2024 (LinkedIn Article)

K. Sutter, “The State of Grace… in Patenting“, 2024 (LinkedIn Article)

K. Sutter, “Defensive Publications“, 2024 (LinkedIn Article)

K. Sutter, “The seven IP Blunders“, 2023 (LinkedIn Article)

K. Sutter, “Machine-generated Images and Copyright“, 2022 (LinkedIn Article)

K. Sutter, J. Hochreutener in: Schweizer Mark/Zech Herbert (Hrsg.), Patentgesetz PatG, Bern 2019

K. Sutter, M. Münch, “Aeltere Rechte unter dem revidierten PatG”, sic! 9/2008

“Der bundesgerichtliche Begriff des Erfinderischen”, sic! 6/2004

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

K. Sutter, “Heureka – damit die Freude erhalten bleibt”, Swiss Engineering 7/2004, 30

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


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


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