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Switzerland - Life Sciences 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rudolf Rentsch is “recommended on the IP side” and is lauded by sources as certainly a “standout name” in the life sciences sector.

Biography

Rudolf A Rentsch is founding partner of IPrime, the first Swiss-European boutique group providing highly specialised services in complex matters of technology law, IP and compliance to high-profile clients. IPrime has offices in Zurich, Switzerland, as well as in Düsseldorf, Germany, where one of Europe’s leading patent courts is located.

For more than 25 years, Rudolf A Rentsch has acted as a consultant and litigator in all areas of IP law, with a predominant focus on patent, trademark and copyright law, as well as competition law. He relies on vast experience in managing complex litigations and coordinating international lawsuits. Further areas of expertise include ICT law, licensing law, and legal and technical consultancy in the field of computers, software and telecommunications. He has been involved in cross-border litigations and contract matters in Asia, the USA and all over Europe for many years.

Rudolf A Rentsch holds two master’s degrees of leading universities: one in law from the University of St Gallen (magna cum laude), and one in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Dipl. Ing. ETH). He obtained his doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Zurich (summa cum laude). For 14 years, he acted as an elected member of the Swiss Federal Arbitration Commission for the exploitation of copyright and related rights. Since 2010 and until today, he is a part-time judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court elected by the United Federal Assembly of the Swiss Parliament. In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the advisory board of the Swiss Innovation Valley.

Switzerland - Patents 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rudolf Rentsch is a “big name” for patents law, who has “extraordinary experience with patent issues nationally and internationally”. 

Biography

Rudolf A Rentsch is founding partner of IPrime, the first Swiss-European boutique group providing highly specialised services in complex matters of technology law, IP and compliance to high-profile clients. IPrime has offices in Zurich, Switzerland, as well as in Düsseldorf, Germany, where one of Europe’s leading patent courts is located.

For more than 25 years, Rudolf A Rentsch has acted as a consultant and litigator in all areas of IP law, with a predominant focus on patent, trademark and copyright law, as well as competition law. He relies on vast experience in managing complex litigations and coordinating international lawsuits. Further areas of expertise include ICT law, licensing law, and legal and technical consultancy in the field of computers, software and telecommunications. He has been involved in cross-border litigations and contract matters in Asia, the USA and all over Europe for many years.

Rudolf A Rentsch holds two master’s degrees of leading universities: one in law from the University of St Gallen (magna cum laude), and one in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Dipl. Ing. ETH). He obtained his doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Zurich (summa cum laude). For 14 years, he acted as an elected member of the Swiss Federal Arbitration Commission for the exploitation of copyright and related rights. Since 2010 and until today, he is a part-time judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court elected by the United Federal Assembly of the Swiss Parliament. In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the advisory board of the Swiss Innovation Valley.

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