Thierry Calame

Managing Partner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Dipl. nat. sc. ETH

Dr. Thierry Calame is managing partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich. He is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP related arbitration. Thierry Calame also regularly sits as arbitrator in IP related arbitration. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues. He holds both a master’s degree in chemistry and law.

Thierry Calame is permanent lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He is the Immediate Past President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW). From 2010 to 2014, he acted as Reporter General of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Since 2017, he has been a member of the board of directors of Innosuisse, the federal agency for science-based innovation.

Practice Area
Intellectual Property, Litigation and Arbitration, Patent, Copyright, Trademark and other IP-related Litigation, Licensing, Unfair Competition, Technology, Media & Telecoms
German, English, French
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An outstanding professional for IP litigation. Very nice to work with.
Legal 500, 2020
He is an excellent advocate who gets tremendous results.
Legal 500, 2020
An excellent patent litigator
Chambers, 2020
He is a greatly respected lawyer who receives plaudits for his outstanding work on matters ranging from unfair competition to copyright litigation.
Who's Who Legal, 2020
He has a stellar reputation in the IP market and is praised for his impressive work on regulatory and pharma matters.
Who's Who Legal, 2020
Chambers, 2019