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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Thierry Calame stands out for his impressive ability in arbitration on IP matters in the pharmaceutical sector. He remains one of the most prominent names in Switzerland for his work in the area.

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 also sits as an arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, he advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions and 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 the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) 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. He 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: 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), 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 the largest Swiss law firm 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.

Life Sciences - Regulatory 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Thierry Calame is a leading name in the Swiss market and is praised for his adeptness when handling advertising and regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical 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 also sits as arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, he advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions and 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 the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) 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. He 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: 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), 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 the largest Swiss law firm 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 has a well-established practice that sees him involved in a number of prominent IP-related 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 also sits as an arbitrator in IP-related arbitration. In addition, he advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions and 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 the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) 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. He 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: 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), 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 the largest Swiss law firm 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 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Thierry Calame is a greatly respected lawyer who receives plaudits for his outstanding work on matters ranging from unfair competition to copyright litigation.

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 the largest Swiss law firm 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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame is a well-respected arbitration specialist in the Swiss market among peers who note he is "highly knowledgeable in IP law disputes - there are not many specialists like him".

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 the largest Swiss law firm 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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame stands out as “a top patent litigator” who impresses peers and clients alike with his adept handling of copyright-related issues across the life sciences sector.

Biography

Dr Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on 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 the largest Swiss law firm 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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

​Thierry Calame is a leading light and pre-eminent figure in the patents market. He is well known for his extensive experience on both contentious and non-contentious matters across the life sciences and technology sectors

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 the largest Swiss law firm 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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thierry Calame is a “first-class lawyer” who enjoys a “superb reputation” for his excellent work for clients on issues relating to unfair competition and trademark licensing.

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 the largest Swiss law firm 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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