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Peo­ple be­hind TIPAG


Bern­hard Mo­erk­er — Founder & CEO

Bern­hard Mo­erk­er has over 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in man­age­ment po­si­tions as BU leader and more than 15 years as Gen­er­al Man­ag­er. Fur­ther he acts as non-ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of a few com­pa­nies. He has broad man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ences in process tech­nol­o­gy, plas­tics and alu­mini­um pro­cess­ing, in­dus­tri­al met­al pro­cess­ing and in the sec­tor of cof­fee and pro­fes­sion­al cof­fee machines.

The need to han­dling in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty the right way, in our fast-chang­ing world, is to­day high­er than ever, dri­ven by dig­i­tal­iza­tion in the di­rec­tion of a new un­der­stand­ing of so­ci­ety. To of­fer our cus­tomers out­stand­ing tal­ents in this field of IP, was the dri­ver to found TIPAG.

Bern­hard holds a de­gree in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing (Dipl. Ing. FH) and com­plet­ed an Ex­ec­u­tive MBA HSG (uni­ver­si­ty of St. Gallen). He used to be over 20 years the Chair­man of the Alum­ni Ex­ec­u­tive MBA HSG and is board mem­ber of the Alum­ni HSG.

Tony Keller — Consultant

A “lat­er­al thinker” and long-time R&D en­gi­neer and sci­en­tist. At home in most types of cir­cuit­ry de­signs and analy­sis with out­stand­ing pow­er-elec­tron­ic knowledge.

As a patent an­a­lyst and re­verse en­gi­neer who has been work­ing for over 20 years, he feels at home with any cir­cuit patent: pow­er sup­ply, video, au­dio, and data trans­mis­sion; sen­sors; user in­ter­faces; codec stan­dards; me­chan­i­cal struc­tures; and re­verse analy­sis of IC’s. His cre­ativ­i­ty in view­ing patents in dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions is out­stand­ing. He is the hold­er of 31 grant­ed patent fam­i­lies and 83 publications.

Ad­di­tion­al­ly, he has been in­volved in many large patent port­fo­lio analy­ses, se­lect­ing the best patents for fur­ther pro­cess­ing. For many years, he took part in claim re­view com­mit­tees, ei­ther for fil­ing, amend­ing, or, if nec­es­sary, drop­ping. At last, he is a great in­ven­tor in many fields and uses this knowl­edge to im­prove patent ap­pli­ca­tions dur­ing the process.

Tony holds a MSc de­gree in “Sig­nal Pro­cess­ing, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­o­gy & Ra­dio-Fre­quen­cy” from the Swiss Fed­er­al In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy (ETH) and has com­plet­ed post­grad­u­ate stud­ies in “man­age­ment & lead­er­ship”, and ed­u­ca­tion. He is a part-time lec­tur­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ap­plied Sci­ences for elec­tron­ics, patents, and innovation.

Luc Tri­pod — Consultant

Luc has a long-stand­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the cre­ation of patent in­fringe­ment proofs and at­tend­ing the cor­re­spond­ing patent li­cens­ing talks as a tech­ni­cal ex­pert. He has many years of ex­pe­ri­ence in re­verse en­gi­neer­ing work on pow­er sup­plies, con­sumer elec­tron­ics, and com­mu­ni­ca­tion prod­ucts. He pro­vides in-depth knowl­edge of broad­cast and com­mu­ni­ca­tion stan­dards like DVB, H.264, WiFi, Blue­tooth, DOCSIS, DSL and others.

He has deep ex­pe­ri­ence as a de­vel­op­ment en­gi­neer in pow­er elec­tron­ics and dig­i­tal TV tech­nol­o­gy. He also worked a lot on E‑payment, EV charg­ing, and car nav­i­ga­tion technologies.

His in­ter­est in tech­ni­cal fea­tures and de­vices and his abil­i­ty to thor­ough­ly analyse patent claims and stan­dards have al­lowed Luc to iden­ti­fy nu­mer­ous patent in­fringe­ments that have con­sid­er­ably in­creased the li­cens­ing in­come of the com­pa­ny he worked for.

Luc holds an MSc de­gree in com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy from the Swiss Fed­er­al In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy (ETH) and com­plet­ed post­grad­u­ate stud­ies in In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty at the ETH. He is the in­ven­tor of five patents on pow­er elec­tron­ics and dig­i­tal TV technology.

Rudi We­ber — Consultant

Rudi We­ber fo­cus­es on patent analy­sis re­gard­ing ev­i­dence of patent in­fringe­ment in prod­ucts, de­fend­ing patent in­fringe­ment, and as­sist­ing in patent­ing and li­cens­ing process­es. This ex­per­tise has helped to con­clude dozens of li­cense agreements.

In ad­di­tion to re­verse en­gi­neer­ing such as IC trac­ing with sub­se­quent cir­cuit analy­sis, Rudi has also fo­cused on iden­ti­fy­ing patent in­fringe­ments in var­i­ous mul­ti­me­dia stan­dards (DVB‑x/-x2, ATSC3.0, etc.).

Rudi was and is in­volved in var­i­ous tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ments as a tech­ni­cal ex­pert. Rudi’s main ar­eas of in­ter­est are bidi­rec­tion­al multi­grid PFC/DC-DC con­vert­ers up to 100kW, RF pow­er amplifiers/EMC and wire­less pow­er transmission.

Rudi We­ber holds a BA in Sci­ence in Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, a post­grad­u­ate in Chip De­sign at HSR-Rap­per­swil, and a Mo­bile Com­mu­ni­ca­tion course at ETH Zurich. He is the in­ven­tor of sev­er­al grant­ed patents.

Fabi­an Schlum­berg­er — Consultant

Pas­sion­ate en­gage­ment for mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions and wire­less tech­nolo­gies. Fabi­an has spent in­ten­sive 10 years in man­ag­ing the mo­bile phone patent dis­cus­sions. He is well aware of the Smart­phone-Wars and knows about the op­por­tu­ni­ties and risks in­volved in such fields of disputes.

He con­sults his clients in a very proac­tive way. As a tech­ni­cal coun­sel he par­tic­i­pat­ed to many rounds of patent dis­cus­sions with the Li­censees and ex­ter­nal Patent Coun­sels in or­der to de­fend his position.

Fabi­an holds a BA of ap­plied sci­ence de­gree in Elec­tron­ics (2006) and is an in­ven­tor of sev­er­al patents which were de­vel­oped in the frame of his work in the area of User-Au­tho­riza­tion for mo­bile de­vices and Video-con­fer­enc­ing. Fabi­an is fa­mil­iar in work­ing with many in­dus­try stan­dards such as 3G, 4G (PHY to RRC), MPEG4, WiFi, DVB, etc. and he pro­vides un­con­ven­tion­al ap­proach­es in or­der to iden­ti­fy patent in­fringe­ments. Fabi­an con­tributed to SW-Hack­ing and IP-Traf­fic manipulation.

Rolf Gulden­er — Consultant

Rolf is a spe­cial­ist for mem­o­ry read-out and con­tent analy­sis. He ex­tracts a mem­o­ry dump (eg. with a Log­ic An­a­lyz­er or soft­ware ex­e­cut­ed on the tar­get de­vice) in or­der to ap­ply his self-pro­grammed con­tent analy­sis software.

He is an ex­pert for ac­cess­ing Lin­ux based de­vices (eg. DTV, STB, Mo­bile Phones etc.) and SW-hacking.

Rolf is fa­mil­iar with DVB broad­cast tech­nol­o­gy, es­pe­cial­ly with in­ter­ac­tive HbbTV standard.

Rolf has more than 14 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in patent in­fringe­ment analy­sis and doc­u­men­ta­tion. He has tes­ti­fied at the court in Ger­many to sup­port the at­tor­neys successfully.

Rolf is in­ven­tor and co-in­ven­tor of sev­er­al grant­ed patents and holds a BA de­gree in Elec­tron­ics (2003).

Ste­fan Dubach — Consultant

Be­fore start­ing my ca­reer as an elec­tron­ics ap­pren­tice in 1998, I was cap­ti­vat­ed by con­sumer elec­tron­ics, lead­ing to a bachelor’s de­gree in Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in 2006.

Over the course of my over 17 years as an in­fringe­ment analy­sis en­gi­neer, I have been in­volved in an­a­lyz­ing patents, de­vices and tech­nolo­gies in var­i­ous fields. These in­clud­ed OSD, user in­ter­face, hard­ware, bus sys­tems, mem­o­ry man­age­ment and video com­pres­sion (MPEG2, MPEG4, HEVC). I also worked on me­chan­i­cal im­ple­men­ta­tions and re­searched net­work tech­nolo­gies such as WiFi, Blue­tooth, NFC, LAN and WAN, and their re­spec­tive stan­dard documents.

Dur­ing this time, I ac­tive­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in patent dis­cus­sions and care­ful­ly eval­u­at­ed port­fo­lios of over 1,500 patents. Both as an in­ven­tor and co-in­ven­tor, I have con­tributed to sev­er­al grant­ed patents.

In re­cent years, I have ex­pand­ed my ex­per­tise to in­clude de­vices in the ar­eas of an­a­lyt­i­cal blood safe­ty, in­fec­tious dis­eases, life sci­ences and in­frared spectroscopy.

Michael Mey­er — Consultant

An­a­lyz­ing patents and map­ping their claims to cur­rent prod­ucts in the CE do­main, such as TVs, STBs, PVRs, cam­eras, mo­bile de­vices, and more, has been Michael’s pas­sion for more than two decades. Cre­at­ing tech­ni­cal in­fringe­ment proofs and his ex­pe­ri­ence in stan­dards, for in­stance, DVB, ARIB, and in­ter­net broad­casts, GUIs, record­ing, and net­work so­lu­tions, have helped him sup­port the team in con­clud­ing li­cens­ing deals suc­cess­ful­ly. He also joined patent talks with the li­censees to sup­port the le­gal de­part­ment by ex­plain­ing tech­ni­cal in­sights if needed.

Lead­ing a small team on sev­er­al projects for var­i­ous mar­ket ar­eas, such as Eu­rope and Asia, and eval­u­at­ing sev­er­al patent port­fo­lios with re­spect to ac­quir­ing or sell­ing them has also been on his task list.

For re­cent sys­tems en­gi­neer­ing tasks, Michael gained ex­per­tise in mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion in dis­trib­uted and lim­it­ed-band­width networks.

His cu­rios­i­ty in elec­tron­ics all along led him to a BA in ap­plied sci­ence in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing, which made him a co-in­ven­tor of patent filings.