Peo­ple be­hind TIPAG


Bern­hard Mo­erk­er — Founder & CEO

Bern­hard Mo­erk­er has over 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in man­age­ment po­si­tions as BU leader and gen­er­al man­ag­er, of which 12 years as CEO. He also held sev­er­al di­rec­tor­ships. He has broad man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ences in the area of process tech­nol­o­gy, plas­tics and alu­minum pro­cess­ing, in­dus­tri­al met­al pro­cess­ing and in the sec­tor of pro­fes­sion­al cof­fee machines.

The need of han­dling in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty the right way, in our fast chang­ing world, is to day high­er than ever, dri­ven by dig­i­tal­iza­tion in the di­rec­tion of So­ci­ety 4.0. To of­fer our cus­tomers out­stand­ing tal­ents in this field of IP, drove me to found TIPAG.

Bern­hard holds a de­gree in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing (Dipl. Ing. FH) and com­plet­ed the 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 type of cir­cuit­ry de­signs and analy­sis with an out­stand­ing pow­er sup­ply knowledge.

As a 15 years plus patent an­a­lyst and re­verse en­gi­neer, he feels at home in any cir­cuit patents (pow­er sup­ply, video, au­dio, ….), re­verse analy­sis of IC’s, Ac­celerom­e­ter & Gy­ro­scope cir­cuits, User In­ter­face, mp3 & AAC, WiFi (sev­er­al stan­dards) and me­chan­i­cal struc­tures. His cre­ativ­i­ty in view­ing patents in dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions is out­stand­ing. He is hold­er of 26 grant­ed patent fam­i­lies and 81 disclosures.

Ad­di­tion­al­ly he has been part in many large patent port­fo­lio analy­sis, se­lect­ing the best patents for fur­ther pro­cess­ing. For many years he took part in claim re­view com­mit­tees ei­ther for fil­ing, amend­ing and if nec­es­sary for drop­ping. At last he is a great in­ven­tor in many fields and uses this knowl­edge for im­prov­ing 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 com­plet­ed post grad­u­ate stud­ies in “man­age­ment & lead­er­ship” and “ed­u­ca­tion”.

Luc Tri­pod — Consultant

Luc has long-stand­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the cre­ation of patent in­fringe­ment proofs and the at­ten­dance to the cor­re­spond­ing patent li­cens­ing talks as tech­ni­cal ex­pert. He has many years of ex­pe­ri­ence in re­verse en­gi­neer­ing labour on pow­er sup­plies, con­sumer elec­tron­ic and com­mu­ni­ca­tion prod­ucts. He is ex­pert in cap­tur­ing and analysing  mem­o­ry con­tents on run­ning sam­ples. He pro­vides in-depth knowl­edge of broad­cast and com­mu­ni­ca­tion stan­dards like DVB, ATSC, ISDB, MPEG‑2, H.264, WiFi, DLNA, DOCSIS und DSL.

Luc has year-long ex­pe­ri­ence as de­vel­op­ment en­gi­neer on pow­er elec­tron­ics and dig­i­tal TV technology.

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

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

Rudi We­ber — Consultant

Rudi fo­cus­es on patent and prod­uct analy­sis for patent in­fringe­ments, de­fend­ing patent in­fringe­ments, and as­sist­ing in patent pros­e­cu­tion and licensing.

The iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of po­ten­tial patent in­fringe­ments and their demon­stra­tion was an im­por­tant part dur­ing his last 15 years, which led to dozens of li­cense agree­ment set­tle­ments. Rudi’s “Re­verse En­gi­neer­ing” ac­tiv­i­ties ad­dressed also IC trac­ing with sub­se­quent cir­cuit analy­sis. Fur­ther, Rudi is not only fo­cused on analy­sis of low­er OSI- lay­ers of var­i­ous wide­ly used mul­ti­me­dia stan­dards (DVB‑x/-x2, ATSC3.0, DVD, BD, etc.) but also en­cryp­tion tech­niques and more.

His in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ences cov­ers Nu­clear Mag­net­ic Res­o­nance (NMR) and gas analy­sis sen­sor tech­nolo­gies. Fur­ther­more, Rudi has re­al­ized a Weight in Mo­tion (WIM) fea­si­bil­i­ty study up to pro­to­type lev­el. He is in­ven­tor of sev­er­al grant­ed patents.

Rudi We­ber holds a BA of sci­ence in Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, post­grad­u­ate in Chip De­sign at HSR-Rap­per­swil and Mo­bile Com­mu­ni­ca­tion course at ETH Zurich.

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

Ste­fan has worked in the field of con­sumer de­vices ever since. Start­ed in 1998 as an ap­pren­tice in au­dio and video elec­tron­ics, he has achieved his BA of ap­plied sci­ence in Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in the year 2006.

Ste­fan is fa­mil­iar with patent, de­vice and tech­nol­o­gy analy­sis in the fields of OSD, user in­ter­face, hard­ware, bus sys­tems, mem­o­ry han­dling, video com­pres­sion (MPEG2, MPEG4, HEVC), me­chan­i­cal im­ple­men­ta­tions and net­work­ing tech­nolo­gies, such as WiFi, Blue­tooth, NFC, LAN and WAN.

Ste­fan has more than 11 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in patent in­fringe­ment analy­sis and doc­u­men­ta­tion and has joined sev­er­al patent dis­cus­sions dur­ing this time. He also analysed and rat­ed more than 1,500 patents in the frame of mul­ti­ple patent port­fo­lio reviews.

Ste­fan is in­ven­tor and co-in­ven­tor of sev­er­al grant­ed patents.

Michael Mey­er — Consultant

An­a­lyz­ing patents, map­ping its claims on cur­rent prod­ucts in the CE do­main (TVs, STBs, PVRs, cam­eras, mo­bile de­vices, etc.) and proof  in­fringe­ments has been Michael’s pas­sion for more than 14 years. His ex­pe­ri­ence in DVB, ARIB, and in­ter­net broad­casts, GUIs, record­ing and net­work so­lu­tions has helped him to sup­port the team to con­clude li­cens­ing deals suc­cess­ful­ly. He also joined patent talks at the li­censees to ex­plain tech­ni­cal as­pects if need­ed. Lead­ing sev­er­al projects in var­i­ous mar­ket ar­eas such as Eu­rope and Asia and eval­u­at­ing sev­er­al patent port­fo­lios in re­spect of ac­quir­ing or sell­ing them has also been on his tasks list.

Michael holds a BA in ap­plied sci­ence in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing and is co-in­ven­tor of patent filings.