Partner at Wilhelm Gilliéron Attorneys Corp. where he heads the Intellectual Property, Privacy, Tech & Data practice areas, Philippe Gilliéron is a highly regarded expert in these fields of expertise. He has a vast experience in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright non-contentious and contentious matters (representation in Courts in the French-speaking area: Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Vaud (Lausanne) and Valais). Philippe Gilliéron is notably considered a leading expert regarding emerging technologies, the digital environment and their interplay with intellectual property rights. His support, whether in or out of courts, has regularly been sought for by multinational companies having a turnover exceeding 1 billion.
With five books, including the co-edition of the sole and authoritative commentary on all Swiss IP Laws and more than 50 publications in leading journals, Philippe Gilliéron was appointed as a Professor in these fields in 2006. In addition to these technical and academic credentials, his pragmatism and business approach is praised by his clients, which describe him as an “extremely bright lawyer” and the “perfect lawyer with whom to develop a mutually valuable long-term partnership”.
Philippe Gilliéron completed his graduate and postgraduate studies in Lausanne (J.D. ‘97, Ph.D. ‘00), Stanford (J.S.M. ’06) and Freiburg (Privat-Dozent ’11). He further holds professional certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), CIPP/E and CIPM (2017) as well as from MIT Sloan School of Management (Artificial Intelligence – Implications for Business Strategy) (2019).
Philippe Gilliéron practices in French, English and German.