André Braun

dipl. chem./ lic. iur. Patentanwalt VSP European Patent Attorney
André Braun, founder of the firm, President of the Board of Directors and Managing Director, is part of a long line of patent agents going back four generations. He graduated with honours in organic and inorganic chemistry and later in law at the University of Basel. He began his professional career at his father’s law firm. In 1980 André Braun (father) and André Braun (son) along with other partners founded the law firm “A. Braun, Braun, Héritier, Eschmann AG” where André Braun (son) became head of the patent department. In 1989 he founded his own firm, which grew to become “Braunpat Braun Eder AG”. André Braun is a qualified European Patent Agent and member of the board of VSP (Swiss Patent Agents Association). He is also a member of VESPA, FICPI, AIPPI, INGRES and UNION. He is one of the two independent patent agents from Switzerland to have been nominated Councillor at the European Patent Institute (EPI). Furthermore he acts as an adjudicator on the legal panel of the renowned Basel watch and jewellery fair “BASELWORLD”.

Jakob Silbiger

Dr. chem. / lic. iur.
European Patent Attorney
Jakob Silbiger has a doctorate in technical science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, and a law degree from the University of Basel. He is also a qualified European Patent Attorney. He worked as a research chemist at ICI and was head of inorganic research at Lonza AG. He then worked in the patent department of Sandoz AG, Basel, and was subsequently appointed head of the patent and law department and acting head of research at Capsugel AG in Basel. Jakob Silbiger has been with BRAUNPAT since 1993.

Gerhard Buntz

dipl. phys.
European Patent Attorney
Gerhard Buntz has a physics degree from the Technical University of Munich. He is also a qualified European Patent Attorney. After completing his studies he worked for Siemens AG in Germany and continued his career with F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel, where he gained in-depth expertise as a patent agent, and was appointed Head (Vice-Director) of the engineering and electronics department. Gerhard Buntz has a wealth of experience in litigation concerning intellectual property. He has been working at BRAUNPAT since 2000.

Paul A. Zbinden

Dr. phil. nat.
European Patent Attorney
Paul A. Zbinden has a doctorate in physics from the University of Bern. He has worked in the development departments of several industrial firms, and from 1973 worked for the patent firm of Eder&Cie./ Patentanwaltsbüro Eder AG. He has been working for BRAUNPAT since January 2005. Paul Zbinden is a qualified European Attorney and for several years was an examiner for the qualification examination for European Patent Attorneys.