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Moritz Kälin

IPrime Rentsch Kaelin AG
Hirschengraben 1
8001 Zurich

+41 44 229 60 60

Dr. sc. nat. ETH, MSc Chem., MAS ETH IP
European Patent Attorney, Swiss Patent Attorney, Partner3, 4, 5

Moritz Kälin studied chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ), with specialization in polymer chemistry and physical chemistry, and subsequently made a PhD with a topic in experimental physics. He then deepened his knowledge in the field of intellectual property protection with a postgraduate degree. From 2004 to 2016, he worked as an employee and partner in two intellectual property law firms in Zürich, most recently as head of the patent department of Rentsch Partner Ltd. Since 2013 he is member of the board of LES Switzerland, the Swiss Chapter of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI). Moritz Kälin deals in particular with inventions in the field of medical technology, intralogistics, chemical plant engineering, pharmaceuticals, and general mechanical engineering.
Recent Publications and Lectures:

  • Commentary on Articles 121-124 and 131-138 PatG, in: Schweizer Mark, Zech Herbert (eds.), Patent Law, Stämpflis Handkommentar, Bern 2019, Moritz A. Kälin (in co-authorship with Rudolf A. Rentsch).

  • Lecture "Freedom-to-operate Analyses in Theory and Practise", together with Mathias Weiss (Biotronik AG) within the Joint Convention "IP and IT in M&A Transactions" of LES Switzerland and Europa Institut of 28 February 2018.

  • Co-author of the AIPPI report "Requirements for protection of design: Report of Swiss Group", sic! 2016, 11, S. 624-632.

  • Lecture "IP Purchase Contracts - Dos and Dont's" within the IP specialst meeting "Intellectual Property: Purchase instead of License" of LES Switzerland of 3 April 2014.

  • Chapters “design law” and “patent law”, in: U. Grüter, M. Schneider, M. Senn (eds.),, Handbuch des Schweizerischen Kommunikations- und Immaterialgüterrechts für Studium und Praxis (2. Aufl.), vdf Hochschulverlag, Zürich 2012.

  • M. Kälin, M. Fedin, I. Gromov, A. Schweiger, Multiple-Photon Transitions in EPR Spectroscopy, In: J. Dolinšek et al. (eds), Novel NMR and EPR techniques. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 684, Springer, Berlin 2006.

  • M. Kälin et al., Transparency in two-level spin systems induced by a longitudinal field, Physical Review A, vol. 69, 033809 (2004).
  • M. Kälin et al., The continuous wave electron paramagnetic resonance experiment revisited, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol. 160, p. 166 (2003).

  • M. Kälin, Multiple photon processes in electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, ETH Dissertation No. 15142, 2003.

  • AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • VSP (Association of Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys)
  • LES (Licensing Executives Society - Association for Licensing, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property)
  • EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
  • FICPI (International Federation of Industrial Property Agents)
  • SCS Swiss Chemical Society
  • VESPA (Swiss Association of European Patent Attorneys in private practice)

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3 Not admitted to the bar
4 European Patent Attorney
5 Swiss Patent Attorney