Susanna Ruder

European Patent Attorney

Susanna RUDER
Tel.: +41 (0)71 913 95 55    Fax: +41 (0)71 913 95 56


Susanna Ruder is a European and Swiss patent attorney. She has been a partner with Hepp Wenger Ryffel since 2016. Her main areas of activity are the management of national and international grant procedures, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and the preparation of opinions relating to patent infringement and validity. Additionally, she consults and represents clients in patent infringement and validity proceedings, in particular in Switzerland, and consults clients regarding distribution, license and R&D-contracts. Furthermore, she is active in the area of trademark and design law. Owing to her industrial experience she is able to always focus her consultancy on business-economical aspects.

The technological focus of Susanna Ruder is in the area of mechanical engineering, in particular in transportation industry, optical industry, construction industry, medical technology and medical consumer goods.

Additionally, Susanna Ruder is active as a coach for European Patent Attorney trainees within the framework of the Candidate Support Project (CSP) of the European Patent Office.

Susanna Ruder has also passed the CEIPI course 'Patent Litigation in Europe' and will thus be able to represent clients at the upcoming Unitary Patent Court.

Susanna Ruder studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg and graduated as a MSc. in 2006. Subsequently, she was working as a product manager in a large Swiss industrial company until 2009. Since 2011 she is part of the Hepp Wenger Ryffel -team.

Susanna Ruder is member of LES, VSP, VESPA, epi und epi-experts. She is married and mother of a daughter.

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