Our attorneys hold the powers of representation in front of all public authorities in Switzerland which are competent in the field of intellectual property as well as in front of supranationally operating, competent institutions in Europe, especially before the corresponding patent and trademark offices and the competent courts. This applies particularly to the IGE (Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property / Bern), the EPO (European Patent Office / Munich), the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization / Geneva) and the Swiss Federal Patent Court (St. Gall).

We are therefore entitled to represent you in all your matters related to intellectual property rights!

The founder of the firm, Dr. Thomas Sammer, owns a Ph.D. in physics and has acquired, through his work initially in fundamental research and since 2001 in the field of intellectual property, a broad knowledge and large wealth of experience both in science and technology as well as in law. He is entitled to carry the title “Swiss Patent Attorney” and is thus authorized to represent clients in front of all relevant national authorities. Admitted as a European Patent Attorney, he is also entitled to act before the EPO (European Patent Office) and the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). He is fluent in English, French and German.

Dr. Jean-Alain Schulz is Swiss Patent Attorney as well as, since 1992, European Patent Attorney and is active for our firm as independent consultant. Born in Alsace and bilingual German-French, he is chemical engineer graduated at the faculty of chemistry of the University of Strasbourg (ENSCS). He began his career in scientific research, in particular in the field of protein structures. After his doctorate he turned to technology transfer, worked some time in industry at Elf Aquitaine and then specialized in intellectual property. In this framework, he has held several patent attorney positions within law firms in Switzerland, France and Germany. Next to his core activity which are patents in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and materials, he is an expert in design patents.

Administrative team

Intellectual property rights require an absolutely precise and well organized administration.

Therefore, we pay attention to ensure the support of well-trained and experienced administrative staff in our office. In particular, our team comprises qualified patent attorney assistants and paralegals, who are able to communicate ​​with you in at least two languages.

Technical draftsmen

For the realization of drawings for patents and designs as well as for any necessary editing of graphical representations of trademarks, we dispose of the support of a technical draftsman.

Your creations and the associated intellectual property rights therefore are, in every respect, in good hands in our law firm!