Peter Messerli was Vice-President of the European Patent Office (EPO) and head of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO known as DG3 (Directorate-General, 3, Appeals) from 1996 until his retirement at the end of November 2011.
He was head of the Patent Division at the Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property before joining the EPO.
- Peter Messerli, Resolving the conflict between discovery in American courts and the protection of secrecy under the laws of Switzerland, May 1, 1985, OCLC 22672046
- "Wim Van der Eijk appointed Vice-President of the EPO". News. European Patent Office. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
- Managing IP honours Peter Messerli, EPO web site, 7 April 2011. Consulted on April 22, 2011.
- Röttger, Michelle (December 10, 2010). "Porträt Peter Messerli, Der Mann, der den Brokkoli vor Patentjägern schützte" [Portrait Peter Messerli, The man, who protected the broccoli from the patent hunters]. Financial Times Deutschland (in German). Hamburg. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
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