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Dr. iur. et dipl. sc. nat. ETH Stefan Kohler

Dr. iur. et dipl. sc. nat. ETH Stefan Kohler

Attorney at Law


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Phone: +41 58 211 34 19

Dr. iur. et dipl. sc. nat. ETH Stefan Kohler

About Stefan Kohler

Stefan Kohler has extensive experience in IP/technology law and regulated markets such as healthcare, pharma, medtech, biotech, cosmetics and foodstuffs. He regularly represents Swiss and foreign companies before Swiss courts and administrative authorities. He first studied science at the ETH in Zurich which enables him to accurately legally classify technical-scientific facts.

Stefan is an associate judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court, lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and teaches aspiring patent attorneys at the Swiss Institute for Intellectual Property in the field of licensing agreements, R&D agreements and technology transfer. In his field of expertise Stefan is the author of a wide range of publications.



  • University of St Gallen/ETH Zurich (Dr. iur., 2004)
  • University of St Gallen, Legal studies (lic. iur., 1997)
  • Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Natural Sciences (dipl. sc. nat. ETH, 1994)

Practice Areas

Arbitration Biotechnology Law China Desk Data Protection Health Law Intellectual Property Life Sciences Litigation Patent Law Pharma Technology Law

Memberships in Associations

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Licensing Executive Society Switzerland (LES-CH) (Managing Committee, since April 2011)
  • INGRES - Institute for industrial property
  • SWISS PLG - Swiss Pharma Licensing Group
  • Member of the Forum for Genetic Research of the Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • International Bar Association


  • Consultant on the Swiss Federal legislation on biotechnology
  • Legal Counsel with a US-based (New Jersey) multinational pharmaceutical company
  • Lecturer at the University of St Gallen (since 2007)
  • Teacher for natural sciences
  • Research Assistant (biosciences/biotechnology)
  • Legal Research Assistant at the University of St. Gallen
  • Clerkship and Associate with international corporate law firms in Zurich

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