Christian Hafner

Of Counsel

European Patent Attorney


Christian is a patent consultant specializing in mechanical technology, medical technology and electrical installations. His experience includes, among others, working with building components, material science, appliances including robotic appliances, production lines, current sensors, percutaneous devices, implants and dental implants. He is an adviser on patent strategies, evaluating patents, prosecution, novelty searches and Freedom-to-Operate (FTO).

Christian gained experience from working within the IP field from IP law firms in Sweden and Switzerland. He also has international experience as he used to work as a Sales Engineer in the building industry in China in the past.

Christian was born in Switzerland and German is his native language. In addition, he is fluent in the two other languages of the European Patent Office, i.e. French and English.


Christian has lectured at the KTH The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm on patent strategy. Working in Switzerland, Christian successfully assisted several Start-ups in patent matters and patent strategies.

Education & Authorizations

European Patent Attorney Master of Science in Civil Engineering, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 2005

EPI, European Patent Institute
SIPF, The Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry


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