Peter D. Rigling
After studying at the ETH Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich), where I qualified as a Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH, I spent two years in the USA, where I worked as a technical assistant at the medical faculty of the University of Miami while completing a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. With my Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, I joined the development department of a Swiss company as a project and group leader, which was active in the field of "Medical Imaging" based on nuclear magnetic resonance. The high-tech application with digital signal processors brought me in contact with patents for the first time. My interest in industrial property rights led me to join the patent and legal department of a large telecommunications company in 1990 where I was trained as a patent attorney. In 1995, I joined a medium-sized patent law firm in the Zurich area as a European Patent Attorney being authorized to represent clients before the European Patent Office, and worked as a partner and co-owner from 1999 to 2020. My expertise comprises in particular: general electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, compurter-related inventions, digital signal processing, manufacturing, mechanical inventions, telecommunication, measuring techniques, internet-based inventions. In 2013, I was elected by the Federal Assembly as a part-time judge at the Federal Patent Court. In 2021 I founded RIGLING IP AG.