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


work Schützengasse 1 P.O. Box
8021 Zurich


Attorney at Law / Partner
Stefan Kohler

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)


  • 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

Memberships in Associations

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Licensing Executive Society Switzerland (LES-CH) (Board Member)
  • Swiss Healthcare Startups (Board Member)
  • BioLawEurope (Board Member)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • INGRES - Institute for industrial property
  • Member of the Forum for Genetic Research of the Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • International Bar Association


  • German
  • English

Practice areas

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