Practices as advisor, European and Swiss patent attorney, and admitted attorney to the Swiss and German Federal Patent Courts and the EPO opposition/appeal boards, further representing clients in front of arbitral tribunals and the national and international Patent Offices mainly in patent, trademark, design, copyright, IT, competition and license law. Special expertise: (i) Software, Business Model and Services protection, (ii) General patent prosecution and litigation, (iii) information technologies (IT), electronics, mobile communication and telecommunication, (iv) Nano-technology, bio-chemistry, insurance and capital market (financing) technologies.
Education: Dr of Physics (Ph.D.), Dr of Law (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Legal studies at the Universities of Basel and Freiburg i.Br.; postgraduate studies on international commercial law at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the East China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) of Shanghai and of intellectual property law at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH); study of physics at the University of Basel and at CERN (Organisation Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) in Geneva.
Experience: Senior patent attorney, many years' experience as patent attorney in major patent firms in Bern and Basel with focus on electronics, mobile communication technology, IT, network technology, business method and software patenting and prosecution. Implementation and leading of international and national patent infringement and nullity actions. International, Asian and European arbitration work in commercial and IP law with specific experience of IP enforcement in Asia. IP Due-Diligence in M&A procedures. Research fellowship at the University of Basel's Faculty of Law. For several years research fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of Basel, CERN and the University of Basel's Centre for Calculation in the areas of neuro-physics, high energy physics and IT technology. Technical supervisor in a number of software development, network, mobile telecommunication and IT projects.
Memberships: Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SArb), Swiss Physical Society (SPS).
Publications: Author of numerous publications on the subject of intellectual property, unfair competition law, business law, international arbitration, neuro-physics, high energy physics and detector/trigger technology.