Panelists: Intellectual Property & Market Protection


Thomas Dibke

Thomas Dibke has as an engineer more than 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and production.

He founded InvenComm GmbH in 2004. It is an invention and patent commercialization corporation which supports private and industrial inventors from the first designs to prototyping and on to the final marketing of the idea. The focus is on the sale of patents, licences and entire companies in the medical device industry and other industries like pharmaceutical, dental devices, renewable energy and others. Fundamental technical and market knowledge as well as good network are the basis of our business.


Beat Lechmann

Beat Lechmann's current role is R&D Director for Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine at DePuy Synthes in Solothurn. He holds degrees in Precision Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

His professional career led him from Netstal Machinery Ltd to the AO/ASIF Research and Development Institutes, to Mathys Medical Bettlach Ltd and then to Synthes. His professional focus is the development of new treatments including instruments and implants for trauma, spine surgery but also sports medicine.


Eric Perucco

Eric Perucco has over 35 years’ experience in sales, marketing, production, change management and coaching, and is a member of executive boards with national and international responsibilities e.g. IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, Ricoh, Olympus and Stryker. He also has been a member of various associations and advisory boards.

In 2012 he founded MedBrainTec AG, which offers interim and project management services. The focus is on the medical device industry, but the company also operates successfully in other industries e.g. waste management, door- and windows technology, equity / venture capital companies.


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