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Global Leader

Patents 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Reinhard Oertli has a wealth of specialist expertise handling IP matters across the telecommunications sector and is lauded for his abilities in cross-border litigation.

Biography

Reinhard Oertli is a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP team, which is consistently ranked as one of the top Swiss IP teams by peers and clients.

He has extensive experience in all areas of IP and TMT law, with a focus on patents and Fintech. He is a member of the board of the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) in Switzerland and a former Ordinary Judge at the Court of Cassation of the Canton of Zurich.

Reinhard Oertli is praised by clients and peers as “extremely knowledgeable" and because he "provides practical advice".

National Leader

Switzerland - Patents 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Reinhard Oertli is held in high esteem by market sources who applaud the breadth of his experience in IP and patent-related issues in the life sciences sector.

Biography

Reinhard Oertli is a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal's IP team, which is consistently ranked as one of the top Swiss IP teams by peers and clients.

He has extensive experience in all areas of IP and TMT law, with a focus on patents, telecoms and fintech, particularly in relation to AI and cross-technology solutions. Reinhard has helped national and international clients develop and structure new technology-driven business models and advises on software and data economy projects. He represents clients in procedures before administrative authorities, state courts and arbitral tribunals, and regularly sits as arbitrator (co-arbitrator and chairman).

Reinhard is a member of the board of the Swiss International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); one of the five members of the panel of arbitrators for Swiss-US Privacy Shield matters jointly appointed by the US Department of Commerce and the Swiss authorities; and a former ordinary judge at the Court of Cassation of the Canton of Zurich. He is a member of the legal chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and head of its subcommittee on data economy.

Reinhard is a frequent lecturer on issues of copyright in the face of technological challenges, data economy and other technology-driven legal issues in Switzerland and abroad, and editor of the encompassing commentary on copyright in Switzerland.

Reinhard is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.

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