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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame is known among peers in Europe as "an outstanding lawyer" in life sciences, notably when it comes to licensing and IP transactions. 

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP-related arbitration. Thierry Calame also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues.

Thierry Calame is a permanent lecturer at the University of St Gallen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He acted as reporter general of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the boards of the Swiss group of AIPPI and of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) as well as co-chair of the AIPPI committee on the Unitary Patent/United Patent Court. He has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Thierry Calame holds a master’s in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ (Dipl nat sc ETH, 1991). He graduated from (1994) and completed his doctoral thesis (2001) at the University of St Gallen. Thierry Calame attended the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany (1995) and the University of Santa Clara, USA (1998). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1996), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.

Thierry Calame is a member of the following professional associations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing  Executives Society (LES), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Institute for Intellectual Property Law (INGRES) and the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame is one of the Swiss market’s top IP specialists, readily endorsed by peers across Europe for his expertise handling patent litigation and arbitration proceedings within the life sciences sector. 

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP-related arbitration. Thierry Calame also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues.

Thierry Calame is a permanent lecturer at the University of St Gallen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He acted as reporter general of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the boards of the Swiss group of AIPPI and of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) as well as co-chair of the AIPPI committee on the Unitary Patent/United Patent Court. He has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Thierry Calame holds a master’s in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ (Dipl nat sc ETH, 1991). He graduated from (1994) and completed his doctoral thesis (2001) at the University of St Gallen. Thierry Calame attended the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany (1995) and the University of Santa Clara, USA (1998). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1996), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.

Thierry Calame is a member of the following professional associations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing  Executives Society (LES), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Institute for Intellectual Property Law (INGRES) and the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Patents 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Thierry Calame enjoys a stellar international reputation for his profound ability in patent law and related disputes. 

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP-related arbitration. Thierry Calame also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues.

Thierry Calame is a permanent lecturer at the University of St Gallen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He acted as reporter general of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) from 2010 to 2014. He is the current President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW). He is a member of the board of the Swiss group of AIPPI as well as co-chair of the AIPPI committee on the Unitary Patent/United Patent Court. He has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Thierry Calame holds a master’s in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ (Dipl nat sc ETH, 1991). He graduated from (1994) and completed his doctoral thesis (2001) at the University of St Gallen. Thierry Calame attended the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany (1995) and the University of Santa Clara, USA (1998). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1996), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.

Thierry Calame is a member of the following professional associations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing  Executives Society (LES), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Institute for Intellectual Property Law (INGRES) and the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sources distinguish Thierry Calame as a "key player" and "patent specialist" in IP-related arbitrations.

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP-related arbitration. Thierry Calame also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues.

Thierry Calame is a permanent lecturer at the University of St Gallen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He acted as reporter general of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the boards of the Swiss group of AIPPI and of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) as well as co-chair of the AIPPI committee on the Unitary Patent/United Patent Court. He has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Thierry Calame holds a master’s in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ (Dipl nat sc ETH, 1991). He graduated from (1994) and completed his doctoral thesis (2001) at the University of St Gallen. Thierry Calame attended the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany (1995) and the University of Santa Clara, USA (1998). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1996), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.

Thierry Calame is a member of the following professional associations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing  Executives Society (LES), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Institute for Intellectual Property Law (INGRES) and the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Switzerland - Life Sciences 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame is a “patent specialist” who is “very active in IP and on the patent side” of life sciences matters. 

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP-related arbitration. Thierry Calame also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues.

Thierry Calame is a permanent lecturer at the University of St Gallen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He acted as reporter general of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the boards of the Swiss group of AIPPI and of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) as well as co-chair of the AIPPI committee on the Unitary Patent/United Patent Court. He has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Thierry Calame holds a master’s in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ (Dipl nat sc ETH, 1991). He graduated from (1994) and completed his doctoral thesis (2001) at the University of St Gallen. Thierry Calame attended the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany (1995) and the University of Santa Clara, USA (1998). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1996), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.

Thierry Calame is a member of the following professional associations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing  Executives Society (LES), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Institute for Intellectual Property Law (INGRES) and the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Switzerland - Patents 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame is widely regarded as a “patent specialist” and a “key player” in the Swiss and international markets. 

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP-related arbitration. Thierry Calame also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues.

Thierry Calame is a permanent lecturer at the University of St Gallen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He acted as reporter general of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) from 2010 to 2014. He is the current President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW). He is a member of the board of the Swiss group of AIPPI as well as co-chair of the AIPPI committee on the Unitary Patent/United Patent Court. He has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Thierry Calame holds a master’s in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ (Dipl nat sc ETH, 1991). He graduated from (1994) and completed his doctoral thesis (2001) at the University of St Gallen. Thierry Calame attended the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany (1995) and the University of Santa Clara, USA (1998). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1996), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.

Thierry Calame is a member of the following professional associations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing  Executives Society (LES), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Institute for Intellectual Property Law (INGRES) and the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Switzerland - Trademarks 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame is a leading figure in the international trademarks arena, applauded for his wealth of experience as counsel in trademark litigation proceedings.  

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP-related arbitration. Thierry Calame also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues.

Thierry Calame is a permanent lecturer at the University of St Gallen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He acted as reporter general of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the boards of the Swiss group of AIPPI and of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) as well as co-chair of the AIPPI committee on the Unitary Patent/United Patent Court. He has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Thierry Calame holds a master’s in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ (Dipl nat sc ETH, 1991). He graduated from (1994) and completed his doctoral thesis (2001) at the University of St Gallen. Thierry Calame attended the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany (1995) and the University of Santa Clara, USA (1998). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1996), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.

Thierry Calame is a member of the following professional associations: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing  Executives Society (LES), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Institute for Intellectual Property Law (INGRES) and the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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