Peter Messerli

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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.[1]

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


  1. ^ "Wim Van der Eijk appointed Vice-President of the EPO". News. European Patent Office. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.

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Positions in intergovernmental organisations
Preceded by
Paolo Gori
Vice-President of the European Patent Office, head of the DG 3 (Appeals)
Succeeded by
Wim van der Eijk