TEAM

Lawyers, patent attorneys, engineers and scientists.
Looked after by a team.

What distinguishes us as a team?
We have no fences between us and do not work in silos. At SBMP, we each maintain personal connections to the neighbouring office and to the outside world. Our professional exchange between different disciplines enables us to give you comprehensive and efficient advice on complex and interdisciplinary issues in a short space of time. Our patent and trademark attorneys’ personal experience and knowledge of the current state of technical and scientific developments, and a pool of knowledge accumulated over the firm’s more than 50 year history, form the basis on which we will protect your interests. We are the patent and trademark law firm for you.

Profit from our pool of knowledge.
We will support you at every stage with the engineering and scientific depth of knowledge needed to understand every detail of your technology and its impact, from drafting an application for your intellectual property rights to defending them once they have been granted. We will use our legal expertise to protect your innovations, your technology, your trademarks and the design of your products, and will thereby contribute to the development and preservation of your economic future.

You want to get to know us personally?
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Cornelia Hoffmann - Patentanwältin Zürich Schweiz Europa - Kanzlei Patentrecht
Dr. sc. nat. Cornelia Hoffmann

Dipl. Chem. ETH
Swiss Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Career: Studied chemistry at ETH Zurich. Graduate chemist ETH. Doctorate at the Institute for Polymers at ETH Zurich. With SBMP since 2000, working in the field of patent law.

Technical specialities: Organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, polymers, industrial chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry, process engineering, and medical technology

Experience: Patent protection, participation as a patent lawyer in infringement and nullity proceedings, opposition and appeal proceedings, and party and court opinions

Languages: German, English, Italian, French
Memberships: VESPA, EPI, VECS, LES

Christoph Fraefel Patentanwalt Zürich Schweiz Europa Kanzlei Patentrecht Markenrecht
Christoph Fraefel

Dipl. Natw. ETH
Swiss Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Career: Studied biochemistry at ETH Zurich. Diploma in natural sciences at the Institute of Biochemistry at ETH Zurich. Postgraduate studies in intellectual property at ETH Zurich. With SBMP since 2002, working in the field of patent law.

Specialities: Biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics, organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, polymer chemistry, food chemistry, process engineering, and medical technology

Experience: Patent and design protection, participation as a patent lawyer in infringement and nullity proceedings, opposition and appeal proceedings, and party and court opinions

Languages: German, English, French
Memberships: ASPTA, VESPA (Member of the Board, Vice-President), INGRES, FICPI, AIPPI, EPI, Member of the Examination Commission for the Swiss Patent Lawyer Examination

Fred Gromann Markenanwalt Designanwalt Zürich Schweiz Europa Kanzlei Markenrecht Designrecht
Fred Gromann

Rechtsassessor, Ass. jur.
Lawyer (D)
Design and Trademark Attorney

Career: Studied law at the University of Constance, Germany. First and second state examination in law at the District Court of Constance and the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart. Practising lawyer in Switzerland since 2001, in the field of trademark, design and competition law since 2002. With SBMP since 2008.

Specialities: All areas of name and trademark law, in particular trademark, design and competition law, trademark and design protection, plant variety protection, trademark disputes, investigations, appeal and objection proceedings, and contracts

Experience: All areas of trademark law, in particular application for, maintenance and defence of trademarks and designs at home and abroad, investigations in relation to earlier rights of third parties, trademark disputes, objection proceedings, and plant variety protection

Languages: German, English

Lea Pessina Patentanwältin Schweiz Europa Kanzlei Patentrecht
Lea Pessina

MSc ETH
Swiss Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Career: Studied interdisciplinary natural sciences (biochemical and physical branch) at ETH Zurich and graduated with a Master Diploma with specialisation in biology and chemistry. Studied medical physics within the framework of “Master of Advanced Studies in Medicinal Physics” at ETH Zurich. Admitted to the Swiss Study Foundation in 2003 and an active member until 2011. Working in the field of patent law since 2011.

Technical specialities: Organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, biophysics and biomedical engineering

Experience: Patent protection and grant procedure

Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Marc de Fays Patentingenieur Zürich Schweiz Europa Kanzlei Patentrecht
Marc de Fays

Dipl. Phys.-Ing. ETH
MS Supply Chain Design & Management
Swiss Patent Attorney

Career: Studied physics at ETH Lausanne with a focus on optoelectronics, study visit to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA). Industrial experience in the fields of lasers for optical telecommunications, cables and connectors for power supply and telecommunications, speciality chemicals, construction industry and mechanical engineering. Since 2014, working with SBMP in the field of patent law.

Technical specialities: Physics, semiconductor technology, mechanical engineering, building technology, supply chain and logistics

Experience: Patent protection

Languages: German, English, French

Dr. Theodore Choi Patentanwalt Zürich Schweiz Europa Kanzlei Patentrecht
Dr. sc. Theodore Choi

Dr. sc. ETH, Dipl. Phys. ETH
Swiss Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Career: Studied physics at ETH Zurich and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. After graduation, doctoral studies at the Laboratory for Solid State Physics at ETH Zurich in the field of nanophysics on single electron and spin effects in nanowire quantum dots and electronic transport in graphene nanostructures. Several years of work as a patent lawyer in a law firm in Zurich specialising in patent law.

Technical specialities: Physics, mechanics, semiconductor technology, micro- and nanotechnology, quantum technology

Experience: General patent consulting, patent grant proceedings, bilateral proceedings before the European Patent Office, litigation before the Federal Patent Court

Languages: German, English, French, Korean
Memberships: VESPA, ASPTA, EPI

Dr. Raffael Inglin Patentingenieur Kanzlei Patentrecht Zürich Schweiz
Dr. sc. Raffael Inglin

Msc ETH
Patent engineer

Career: Studied biology at ETH Zurich with a focus on microbiology and biotechnology. Industrial experience in the fields of application of protective cultures in food production, gene modification with CRISPR-Cas, combating antibiotic resistance and comparative genetics. Since 2018, working with SBMP in the field of patent law.

Technical specialities: Biology, biotechnology, medical technology, computer-implemented procedures

Experience: Patent protection

Languages: German, English, French

Peter Steinegger Patentanwalt Kanzlei Zürich Schweiz und Europa
Peter Steinegger (of counsel)

Dipl. Ing. ETH
Swiss Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Career: Studied electrical engineering at ETH Zurich. Graduated as Dipl.Ing. ETH. Subsequently assistant at the Institute for Electrical Machines at ETH Zurich. Research and development in the mechanical and electrical industry. Active in the field of patent law since 1985, with SBMP since 1987.

Technical specialities: Electrical engineering, electronics, physics, mechanics, mechanical engineering, medical technology, technical optics, telecommunications, processing of printed products, consumer goods, robotics, casting technology, chemical process engineering, and railway engineering

Experience: Patent, trademark and design protection, participation as a patent lawyer in infringement and nullity proceedings, opposition and appeal proceedings, objection proceedings, and party and court opinions

Languages: German, English, French
Memberships: ASPTA, VESPA, INGRES, FICPI, AIPPI, EPI