A Partner at Lenz & Staehelin's Zurich Office, 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. He holds both a masters degree in chemistry and law. Thierry Calame is permanent lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He is the Immediate Past President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW). From 2010 to 2014, he acted as Reporter General of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Since 2017, he has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.
Thierry Calame completed his graduate and post-graduate studies in Zurich (Dipl. nat. sc. ETH, 1991), St.Gallen (lic. iur., 1994; Dr. iur., 2001), Germany (Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, 1995) and in the U.S. (University of Santa Clara, 1998). He was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1996. Thierry Calame joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996 and has been a Partner since 2002.