The General Council manages the affairs of the Association in accordance with the principles laid down by the General Assembly.
The Executive Committee conducts the regular affairs of the Association. It is appointed by the General Council and consists of
the President - Attorney Dr. Gert Würtenberger
the Vice President - Professor Dr. Reto Hilty
the Vice President - Patent Attorney Ludwig R. Schaafhausen
the Vice President - Attorney Dr. Michael Schaeffer
the Secretary General - Patent Attorney Stephan Freischem
the deputy Secretary General - Attorney Iris Plöger
the Treasurer - Patent Attorney Dr. Gunnar Baumgärtel
and up to six ordinary members.
The Secretary General and his office provide support to the Executive Committee and the General Council in the performance of their responsibilities. The Secretary General and his office are at the same time the place of contact for members and for persons and institutions interested in the Association.