e-IPconsult is a full-service IP (Industrial Property) law firm owned by Ralf Bucher, who is registered as European Patent Attorney since 2002 and as German Patent Attorney since 2003.


Ralf is a German and European patent attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in patent law. 

Before qualifying as a German and European patent attorney, Ralf worked for Germany’s largest electronics company as development engineer for digital circuits and as patent engineer in the in-house patent department.

Ralf specializes in electronics & telecommunications, automotive, IT and software and also works for clients in a wide range of technology fields. He has extensive experience in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office and also has extensive experience in handling oppositions and appeals before both offices. Ralf also advises on trademark and design protection and represents clients in trademark and design matters before the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union and the German Patent and Trademark Office.


German Patent Attorney
Professional representative (European Patent Attorney) before the European Patent Office EPO
European Patent Litigator (admitted to represent parties in proceedings at the Unified Patent Court UPC)
Professional representative (European Trade Mark and Design Attorney) before the European Intellectual Property Office EUIPO


Ralf graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a Diplom-Ingenieur Univ. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He also has a certificate in Law for Patent Attorneys from the Fernuniversität Hagen.

Professional Memberships

German Patent Attorneys Bar Association

Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys e.V.

Association of Intellectual Property Experts VPP

International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys FICPI