Patent Attorney / European Patent Attorney

Natalia Clerc

Dipl. Phys. ETH

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Patent Attorney / European Patent Attorney

Natalia Clerc

Dipl. Phys. ETH

Professional Training

  • Studies of Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich
  • Diploma in Physics in 1990
  • European Patent Attorney since 1995
  • Entry in the Swiss Patent Attorney Register (2011)
  • Languages: German and English

Experience

  • R&D-Department of Haas Laser Systems AG (1990 to 1992)
  • Patent Attorney Trainee and Patent Attorney with a Swiss patent law firm (1992 to 1998)
  • Patent Attorney and Deputy Manager of the Swiss Intellectual Property Department of ABB (1998 to 2001)
  • Tutor for Patent Attorney Trainees (CEIPI) (1997 to 2005)
  • Lecturer of the postgraduate studies for Intellectual Property at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) (2002 to 2005)
  • Member of the board and President of the Association of European and Swiss Patent Attorneys in Private Practice (VESPA) (2003 to 2013 and 2006 to 2011 respectively)
  • Member of the board and President of the examination chamber for the title «Patentanwalt» (since 2011 and since 2013 to 2015 respectively)
  • Joined Isler & Pedrazzini AG in 2001, Partner since 2004

Areas of Practice

  • Patents, designs and opinions
  • In addition to her practice as Patent Attorney at Isler & Pedrazzini AG, has been active as a judge at the Federal Patent Court in St. Gallen since 01.01.2012
  • Elected as one of the «The World's Leading Patent Practitioners» of Switzerland in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 2012 («Natalia Clerc is highlighted for her nuanced understanding of the patenting process and her top-quality opinions.») and 2013 («Natalia Clerc is hailed as a leader in patent prosecution; physics and engineering are key specialisms.»), 2014 («Natalia Clerc is worth mentioning – she is a pacesetter.»), 2015 («Natalia Clerc is a front runner in the physics and engineering arenas.»), 2016 («Natalia Clerc is outstanding in terms of her energy and pragmatism; clients love her ability to really push cases forward.»). Listed in TOP 250 Women IP worldwide.

Memberships

  • AIPPI
  • epi
  • FICPI
  • INGRES
  • LES
  • VESPA
  • VSP