- Swiss Bar Association
- Zurich Bar Association
Partner at IPrime Rentsch Kaelin AG
Rudolf A Rentsch is the founding partner of IPrime, the first Swiss-European boutique group specialised in providing sophisticated services in complex matters of technology law, intellectual property and compliance to high-profile clients. IPrime has offices in Zurich, Switzerland, as well as in Dusseldorf, Germany, where one of Europe’s leading patent courts is located.
For the past 25-plus years, Mr Rentsch has been acting as a consultant and litigator in all areas of IP law, with a predominant focus on patent, trademark and copyright law, as well as competition law. He relies on vast experience in managing complex litigations and coordinating international lawsuits. Further areas of expertise include information, communication and technology law, licensing law, as well as legal and technical consultancy in the field of computers, software and telecommunications. He has frequently been involved in cross-border litigations and contract matters in Asia, the United States and all over Europe.
Mr Rentsch holds a master’s in law from the University of St Gallen (magna cum laude) and one in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Dipl Ing ETH). He did his doctorate in jurisprudence at the University of Zurich (summa cum laude). He served for 14 years as an elected member of the Swiss Federal Arbitration Commission for the exploitation of copyright and related rights. Since 2010, he has been a part-time judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court, elected by the United Federal Assembly of the Swiss Parliament. In 2017 he was appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Innovation Valley.