Partner, Rentsch Partner Ltd[email protected]
Andrea Carreira is a European and Swiss patent attorney specialising in life sciences, including chemical and pharmaceutical science, biotechnology and genetic engineering. She has a master’s degree in chemistry from ETH Zürich and a PhD in applied biological sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was followed by postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology. Ms Carreira gained experience at a US law firm and a large pharmaceutical company in Basel before moving into private practice. She joined Rentsch Partner in 2012, advising and supporting clients in all patent-related issues (including drafting, prosecution and opinion work) and is actively involved in litigation. She was appointed special coach for start-up companies at Innosuisse (the Swiss innovation agency).