P&TS was established in 1998 in Neuchâtel as a patent and trademark law firm. P&TS experienced dramatic growth and quickly became an important player in the intellectual property scene in Switzerland. In 2014, the company won the Prix de l’Entreprise Romande (Prix SVC) which rewards the most dynamic companies in Western Switzerland– in all fields of activity.
P&TS offers full service for IP prosecution and litigation.
IPrime is known as a boutique firm for intellectual property law, technology law and dispute resolution.
Relying on a unique combination of experienced business lawyers and litigators, patent attorneys and technology experts, IPrime is able to offer high-end legal and strategic advice and advocacy services in connection with the protection and commercialization of innovations, investments into technology, as well as complex IP and commercial disputes. Key strengths of the team are its independence and close collaboration between Swiss and European patent attorneys with a profound understanding of technology and science (including AI, robotics, big data, cyberphysical systems and block chain, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biotechnology as well as medical technology), and highly experienced dispute resolution specialists, who routinely represent parties in legal proceedings before courts, authorities and arbitral tribunals. IPrime has for years regularly handled a relevant share of all patent litigation matters in front of the Swiss Federal Patent Court.
As a part-time judge at the Federal Patent Court and experienced patent litigator, Rudolf A. Rentsch is involved in many high-stake patent cases in various technology sectors, while Anne-Catherine Hahn, who joined IPrime as partner in 2019, brings a wealth of experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and compliance. This interdisciplinarity, as well as the many years of experience which its lawyers gained in other firms and in in-house roles in the technology sector, allows IPrime to provide cutting-edge legal and strategic support to domestic and international clients at the crossroads of technology and law.
Other key differentiators are the boutique structure and the discretion and substantially reduced risk of conflicts of interest, thanks to which IPrime can provide a broad range of services in contentious matters, from counsel mandates in litigation and arbitration, over arbitrator appointments to acting as mediator or settlement facilitator in situations requiring not only legal knowledge but also a thorough understanding of the underlying technical and commercial issues.
IPrime’s IP department covers both patent prosecution and patent litigation cases at Swiss, European and international level, providing strategic and legal advice with respect to the protection of intellectual property, whether under patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, design or unfair competition laws. In particular, IPrime frequently advises IP departments of large leading global high-tech companies as well as SMEs, universities and start-ups in all areas of IP, including licensing and distribution agreements. IPrime also offers comprehensive services for the registration and administration of patent and trademark portfolios throughout Europe and overseas. In addition, IPrime’s patent attorneys and lawyers regularly intervene in complex IP disputes, particularly in the patent area, and have accompanied a number of companies in patent cases in the US, China, Japan as well as many countries within Europe, in particular Germany and England. IPrime also routinely advises on the commercialization of intellectual property and related financing and structuring considerations and has recently set up a partnership with a large Swiss tax and accountancy firm to assist companies in the tax-optimal structuring of patent portfolios, in accordance with the recent introduction of so-called patent boxes into Swiss law.
We are Keller Schneider, your experts on intellectual property.
Since our founding in 1957 we have had an internationalpresence and are highly demanded specialists in our field of law. We are in close proximity to our clients such that we may offer personal consultations at any time.
- With offices in Bern, Zurich and Winterthur as well as Munich and Memmingen we are both easily accessible and close to the patent offices of Switzerland and Germany. - Partnerships with law firms in over 80 countries allow us to provide comprehensive services of the highest standard. - Close cooperation with external attorneys gives us the freedom to choose the specialist best suited for the particular case. - We are active in national and international professional associations and working groups to have access to the latest information in our field.
PRINS stands for the IP firms mission statement: PRotecting INnovation in Switzerland. As experienced patent & trademark attorneys and attorneys at law, prins supports its clients with the protection, exploitation, enforcement and defence of their intellectual property in Switzerland and abroad. The IP firm’s strength lies in its interdisciplinary thinking: At prins, we combine technology and law.
As a mixed team of patent attorneys and attorneys at law, prins is one of the few law firms in Switzerland that can offer full-service advice and legal representation before all Swiss courts in the field of intellectual property.