Renowned international publications such as Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), World Trademark Review (WTR) and Chambers Europe have awarded our firm repeatedly. Below is a selection of recent commendations.

IP STARS from Managing IP 2023IP STARS from Managing IP

Switzerland – Firm of the Year 2023 – Patent Prosecution

«Rentsch Partner is a boutique which is highly recommended for patent protection and litigation work. The firm has European patent attorneys for technical fields such as mechanics, chemistry, computer technology, and electrical engineering. The key patent attorneys include Louis Lagler, Andrea Carreira, Alfred Köpf and Dany Vogel. Vogel, who specialises in computer technology, and Köpf, who handles biotechnology work, are non-permanent judges of the Swiss Federal Patent Court. For disputes, the firm has experienced lawyers such as Christian Hilti, Gregor Wild and Matthias Städeli. Hilti and Städeli also hold judicial positions. Wild and Städeli specialise in soft IP work. The partners are supported by consultants, patent engineers and associates.»

IP STARS from Managing IP

Chamber Europe 2024Chambers Europe

What the team is known for

«Rentsch Partner is a boutique firm handling the full range of IP matters. The law firm has particular strength in contentious cases, representing clients in patent litigation and arbitration. The team also advises on trade mark administration and strategy. The lawyers are able to provide services to clients from industries including biotechnology and mechanical engineering.»
Chambers Europe 2024

Strengths Provided by Chambers
«They were not only able to cover our needs but excelled by providing new ideas.»
Intellectual Property client Europe

«Their understanding of the technological field and proposed strategy were very good.»
Intellectual Property client Europe

WTR 1000 2022WTR

«One of the top firms in Switzerland, Rentsch Partner always provides the best support in all IP matters, and is appreciated for its professionalism and skill in the field. Its attorneys are reliable, knowledgeable and take the time to explain the facts clearly and in a way that is easy to understand.» Delivering the A-to-Z trademark service, Gregor Wild appears in each of the prosecution and strategy, enforcement and litigation, and transactions tables. He earns plaudits for his «outstanding IP knowledge, solutions-oriented approach and ability to break new ground. He is a proactive practitioner who is a joy to work with.» Seasoned litigators Maria Iskic and Matthias Städeli also come highly recommended. «Maria delivers a polished service to a terrific client list, and is highly knowledgeable, forward thinking and focused on delivering solutions.» «Matthias is an experienced lawyer with a deep knowledge of the law. He is helpful, responsive, gets straight to the point and is impressive in his strategic approach.» Another name to keep on the radar is Christian Hilti. He keeps up to date with industry developments to provide the most relevant advice and craft the best arguments. WTR 1000 debutant Fabio Versolatto earns wholly positive praise from the market for being «a talented lawyer with a wide scope of legal knowledge. He is reliable, skilled and highly experienced when it comes to trademark filing strategies, dealing with office actions and defending trademarks against third parties, as well as contractual matters. Fabio is always able to explain the facts clearly and makes specific recommendations that lead to success.»
WTR 1000 2024

IAM Patent 1000

With «deep technical know-how, entrepreneurial mindset and long-term vision», «Rentsch excels in bringing clients’ ideas to fruition». «Providing a broad spectrum of assistance, the team possesses a deep technical understanding which enables it to articulate optimal patent specifications and carry out comprehensive early-stage assessments.» Starting off the line-up is mechanical engineer Louis Lagler, «a remarkable patent attorney who effectively leverages his specialised network to handle cases in a timely manner». «The collaboration with him involves a lively exchange with engineers, beginning with the description of an idea or a proposed solution, leading to the creation of the best possible patent claims. Proactive, he continually seeks to expand what can be claimed in a patent beyond the specific solution of the product, thus optimising value.» «Elected to Switzerland’s highest court as a part-time judge for patent matters, Dany Vogel brings expertise that is of the greatest benefit to every client.» «One of the best experts in the field of new technologies, he handles a broad spectrum of technical fields including telecommunications, computer-implemented business processes, cryptography and blockchain.» «Providing goal-oriented discussions, he supports clientele in every situation with friendliness and a down-to-earth attitude.» «Every client can consider himself lucky to work with him.» Alfred Köpf possesses a wide-ranging expertise that spans biotechnology, chemistry and other technology and health-intensive industries. «Besides his wide range of expertise, Alfred stands out for his strategic and business-oriented mindset. Every piece of advice is invaluable in developing our IP rights.» On the chemistry front, Andrea Carreira «possesses impeccable talent in the field of intellectual property, offering bespoke advice and preparing top-notch patent applications». «She has established herself as a go-to for niche technical sectors such as novel haircare molecules.» On the contentious side, IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Maria Iskic provides robust leadership to the group and Christian Hilti is a prominent name in the Swiss IP landscape. «During an illustrious career, Maria has spent time at the District Court of Zurich; in-house at a multinational power and automation technologies company; working at a Swiss publishing house; and in private practice. With expertise across intellectual property, competition and ICT law, she offers a well-rounded service to clientele.» «Christian, an exceptional patent litigator, is known for his active involvement in high-profile patent-related arbitration. His advice, appreciated for its precision, is complemented by his responsiveness and a wealth of experience that manifests in his smart, professional and thorough approach.»
IAM Patent 1000 2024

Legal 500

«Rentsch Partner AG is an intellectual property specialist firm that covers all areas of IP law and any related areas. The ‘extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable‘ team, headed by Gregor Wild, combines lawyers, patent attorneys and engineers and ‘seamlessly handles intellectual property work‘ covering areas such as mechanical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry and biotechnology. The group shows particular strength in patent litigation. ‘Very experienced litigator‘ Christian Hilti, Magda Streuli-Youssef, Matthias Städeli, Louis Lagler, Dany Vogel and ‘very smart patent attorney‘ Alfred Köpf are further key contacts.»
Legal 500 2022