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Essential IP decisions for startups (EN)

Asking the right questions for informed decisions

Most startups intend to protect their intellectual property relating to anything from novel machines, molecules, methods or microelectronics to better looking products or better service than a well-established competitor. While a vast number of possibilities exist to protect IP, the best strategy will vary from startup to startup. Given the cost of obtaining IP protection for startups and the consequences of insufficient protection, a good choice is vital. The possibilities in protecting IP should be well understood and matched properly to the situation of the startup so that the right, informed decisions can be made. The webinar aims to provide the insights necessary for this.

Participation is free, however registration is required before May 3 , 2021.

About the speakers:

Claus Peter Pietruk has more than 25 years of professional experience working as a patent attorney in private law firms in Germany and Switzerland representing clients before the Swiss, German and European Patent Office as well as the EuIPO and WIPO. He has advised a large number of start-ups as well as small and medium sized enterprises and publicly listed companies in all IP related matters. Before becoming a patent attorney, he has studied physics in Karlsruhe.


Christian Moser is a patent expert in life sciences and working at the IPI since 2014. Besides his activity as a professional patent researcher and examiner, he is involved in IPI’s efforts to promote IP awareness at universities and in the private industry. Christian Moser is a trained veterinarian with a PhD in molecular virology. After his education at the University of Bern and a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, he spent more than a decade in the Swiss vaccine industry in various scientific and management roles.



Presentation by Christian Moser


Presentation by Peter Pietruk