Dr. Samuel Gernet works as a patent attorney with a focus on mechanics, electrical engineering, thin film technology, materials and packaging technology. Dr. Samuel Gernet was born in Lucerne and studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He completed his diploma thesis in plastics physics. He obtained his doctorate at the Institut de Microtechnique in Neuchâtel in the field of subcutaneously implantable glucose sensors. This was followed by several years in the development of microelectronic components for interconnection technology, after which he trained as a patent attorney in an industrial patent department. This was followed by several years as a patent attorney in various industrial companies (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, medical technology) and as an employee in a patent law firm. Samuel Gernet also gained particular experience in trademark and design law and all related proceedings. From June 2010 until the end of 2019, Samuel Gernet headed the the IP Profitcenter of Suisse Technology Partners AG. From January 2020 until April 2021, Samuel Gernet was working as a patent and trademark attorney with Gernet Althaus IP AG. Since April 2021 Samuel Gernet has been working as Senior Consultant for IPS Irsch AG and Gernet Althaus IP AG. There he represents as Senior Consultant a wide range of industrial companies, SMEs and individual inventors from Switzerland and abroad before the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE).
Samuel Gernet speaks German, English and French.