Christian Fischer

Associate at MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd

Christian Fischer is a US attorney of the Illinois Bar and an electronics engineer, specialising in patent law, technology and international arbitration.

Before joining Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s patent team, Mr Fischer was head of patents at Swisscom, Switzerland’s largest telecommunications provider, responsible for all patent matters including licensing, monetising, patent prosecution and patent litigation.

At McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd, a Chicago IP law firm, Mr Fischer drafted and prosecuted over 200 patent applications on a wide range of electronics and telecommunication inventions.

Previously, he held positions as an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as a technology consultant and as a researcher. His work focused on signal processing for 3G cellular communication systems, but also included multiple antenna/MIMO technology, ultra-wideband radio, GSM, WiFi, CDMA, UMTS and other wireless systems.

As a former in-house patent counsel, Mr Fischer appreciates corporate needs and client focus.

Both a lawyer and a technology expert, having worked and studied in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, Mr Fischer thrives on complex, international issues and disputes. He is also a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association and received a certificate of advanced studies in international arbitration. He is a listed arbitrator at WIPO and the Institution for IT and Data Dispute Resolution.

Mr Fischer holds a JD from Chicago-Kent Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Law in Chicago, an MAS in intellectual property from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, a PhD in signal processing for mobile communications from Institute Eurecom/Telecom Paris, France, and a MEng in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Professional associations

  • ASA
  • ASA
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Firm details

MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd
Schiffbaustrasse 2
Zurich 8031

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