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Silvan
Latscha

Dipl.-Ing. ETH Swiss and European Patent Attorney
Portraitbild Silvan Latscha Partner

Silvan
Latscha

Silvan Latscha is a founding partner of Latscha Schöllhorn Partner. He assists clients of all sizes, from individual inventors to international groups, in the fields of medicinal technology, mechanical engineering, information technology (particularly software) and environmental technology.

Silvan Latscha studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich and qualified as an environmental engineer in 1998. After completing his studies, he was employed as a scientific assistant for computer aided planning tools and spatial planning at the ETH Zürich until 2000, and then as a software developer and project manager in the private sector. In 2003, Silvan Latscha joined a patent attorney’s office in Basel where he qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2006. From 2008 until mid-July 2012, he was employed as managing director at the Basel office of a large, renowned German patent attorney’s office and law firm.

Silvan Latscha is a member of epi (as Swiss representative in the board), VSP (as board member), FICPI, VESPA, LES and ingres. He was employed for over ten years as a tutor at the Centre d´Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (CEIPI) at the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg.

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Dr. Andreas
Schöllhorn

Dipl. Biochem. Swiss and European Patent Attorney
Portraitbild Dr. Andreas Schöllhorn Partner

Dr. Andreas
Schöllhorn

Andreas Schöllhorn is a founding partner of Latscha Schöllhorn Partner. He assists clients, especially start-up companies and SMEs, in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy and medicinal engineering.

Andreas Schöllhorn studied chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Stuttgart and at the University of Tübingen and graduated with a degree in biochemistry. After completing a doctorate in the field of applied microbiology at the University of Zurich and at Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), he began working in the field of intellectual property at Lonza, a leading supplier of chemical agents, intermediate products and therapeutic proteins. In 2000, Andreas Schöllhorn joined an IP law firm in Geneva. He qualified as a European patent attorney in 2002. As a partner he established a branch office in Basel in 2004, which he managed until June 2012.

Andreas Schöllhorn is a non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court and a member of epi, AIPPI and VESPA. He worked for many years as a tutor on VESPA/VIPS examination training programmes.

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Dr. Martin
Sperrle

Dipl. Chem. Swiss and European Patent Attorney
Portraitbild Dr. Martin Sperrle Partner

Dr. Martin
Sperrle

Martin Sperrle is a partner at Latscha Schöllhorn Partner since 2014. He assists clients, in particular, start-ups, SMEs and universities, in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry and medical engineering.

Martin Sperrle studied chemistry at the Universities of Tübingen and Pisa, completed his diploma thesis at the CNRS in Toulouse and received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich for research in the field of asymmetric catalysis and polymer chemistry. After a period of post-doctoral research at the Department of Organic Chemistry at Stanford University, he started his career in the field of industrial property at a patent law practice in Zürich in 1998. In 2001, he joined Cytos Biotechnology AG, an ETH Zürich start-up specializing in developing new classes of biopharmaceutical compounds and targeted immunotherapies for the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Being responsible for the firm’s IP, his tasks included developing and successfully implementing a global patent strategy and building up the patent portfolio, aspects of licensing, R&D collaborations and financial transactions as well as building up and heading an in-house IP and patent department. Martin Sperrle qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2004 and is a qualified Swiss Patent Attorney. He was awarded his “Patent Litigation in Europe” diploma from Strasbourg University in 2007. He joined Latscha Schöllhorn Partner in August 2014.

Martin Sperrle was elected by the Swiss Parliament as non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court and is the Swiss delegate in the biotech committee of epi. He is a tutor at the Centre d´Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (CEIPI) at Strasbourg University and was a lecturer at the MAS IP of the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) until its discontinuation (2007-2014). Martin Sperrle is a member of epi, VESPA, INGRES, AIPPI and LES.

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Andrea
Fabrizi

Dipl. Ing. Italian and European Patent Attorney
Portraitbild Andrea Fabrizi

Andrea
Fabrizi

Andrea Fabrizi studied aerospace engineering at Polytechnic of Turin. After conducting an experimental thesis search in collaboration with Fiat Avio S.p.A. on aerospace thermal barrier coatings in 2003, he joined the Patent Department of Societá Italiana Brevetti S.p.A. in Rome as a consultant in the field of industrial property.

From 2008 to 2013 he worked as a patent manager at Institut Straumann AG in Basel, dealing with both mechanical and software inventions. In 2010 he qualified as an Italian Patent Attorney (patent section) and in 2013 he became a qualified European Patent Attorney. After a brief experience in Lugano in the newly established office of a leading Italian Law firm, he joined Siemens Schweiz AG in Zürich where he was responsible for the IP portfolio of metal technologies, globally, and of PLM software, for Europe, from 2014 to 2015. He then joined Sonova AG, on the lake of Zürich, as a Senior Patent Attorney, dealing with drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the field of hearing aids and acoustic engineering. Since February 2017 he is working at Latscha Schöllhorn Partner.

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Dr. Anja
Schierloh

Dipl. Biol. German Patent Attorney
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Dr. Anja
Schierloh

Anja Schierloh has been working at Latscha Schöllhorn Partner since 2017. She specializes in the fields of biotechnology, molecular biology and antibody technology and in pharmacology and pharmacy.

Anja Schierloh studied biology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main and at the University Regensburg. She also carried out research and development at the University of California, St. Cruz, USA and at the Free University of Amsterdam. Her doctoral thesis, which she completed at the Department of Clinical Neuropharmacology of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, was funded by Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft under a collaborative research centre scheme. After completing her doctorate, Anja Schierloh carried out research projects in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry and received postgraduate scholarships from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Anja Schierloh joined a patent law firm in Munich in 2007 where she qualified to act as a representative before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court in 2009. Following her training, she worked as a trainee at a leading Australian law firm in Sydney. Between 2009 and 2016 she worked as a freelancer for numerous German patent law firms.

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Roxna
Kapadia

European Patent Attorney
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Roxna
Kapadia

Roxna Kapadia joined Latscha Schollhorn Partner in 2019. She is a European Patent Attorney and has experience working before the EPO, UKIPO and WIPO, including drafting and filing applications, prosecution, appeals and EPO oppositions. She has significant experience in due diligence and freedom to operate exercises in a variety of technical areas, including antibodies and therapeutic treatments. Roxna Kapadia has in-depth knowledge and experience with viral cancer therapeutics, stem cells, immunotherapy, genetics and foodstuffs.

Roxna Kapadia studied Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University (BSc) and the University of Calgary (MSc). She subsequently studied Management of Intellectual Property at Queen Mary University of London (MSc). In 2012 Roxna Kapadia joined a top tier patent firm in London where she qualified as a European Patent Attorney. Prior to 2012 she worked in-house at the biotechnology company Oncolytics Biotech Inc. and at the multinational company General Electric Healthcare. In London she ran industry-focused intellectual property courses, in particular she has taught Freedom to Operate courses for the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industry. Roxna Kapadia is currently a contributor to the SPC blog. Having grown up in Montreal Canada, Roxna Kapadia is fluent in English and in French.

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Anne
Tajerling

Paralegal
Portraitbild Anne Tajerling

Anne
Tajerling

Anne Tajerling works as IP paralegal in our trademark and patent departments.

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Nathalie
Martino

Paralegal
Portraitbild Nathalie Mohr

Nathalie
Martino

Nathalie Martino works as IP paralegal in our physics, engineering and it department.

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Portraitbild Christine Gschwind

Christine
Gschwind

Paralegal
Portraitbild Christine Gschwind

Christine
Gschwind

Christine Gschwind works as IP paralegal in our chemistry and biotech department.

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