Gilles Pfend | Partner

Gilles Pfend

Joined Katzarov in 2001

Holds a Master’s degree in biochemistry and a post graduate diploma in molecular biology from the University of Strasbourg (France). After finishing his Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Strasbourg and the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland), he worked for one year as a patent agent in a private practice in Lausanne. With KATZAROV since 2001, Gilles Pfend graduated from CEIPI in 2003 and as a European and Swiss Patent Attorney, he specializes in pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech inventions. He is also involved in patent validity and infringement proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court. Gilles Pfend is a member of VESPA/ACBSE and of the Board of the AIPPI Swiss group. He was invited several times as a lecturer on Intellectual Property, in particular on Life Science topics, by Universities as well as Pharmaceutical firms, in Switzerland and abroad. Of French mother tongue, he is fluent in English and German.


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
University of Strasbourg | France
Post graduate Diploma (D.E.A) in Molecular Biology
University of Strasbourg | France
Master’s degree in Biochemistry
University of Strasbourg | France
(Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies) University of Strasbourg | France

Professional Memberships
AIPPI (member of the board of the Swiss group) and VESPA/ACBSE

Technical Field
Life Sciences

Patent & Trademark Attorneys
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