started his activities in the field of intellectual property in the patent department of F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel and acquired the qualification as a European Patent Attorney in 1991. He is also registered as a Swiss Patent Attorney. In his practice as a patent attorney at Roche, he worked in the fields of molecular diagnostics (PCR) and therapeutic proteins. He was also involved in due diligence activities in connection with in-licensing projects of Roche. From 2004 to 2014 he was responsible for all patent aspects of commercially important antibody products of Roche. He has managed a number of litigations to defend or enforce patent rights and has developed successful multi-national litigation strategies. From 2007 onwards he worked on special projects as a deputy of the department head. Dr. Wächter joined Vossius & Partner in 2015.
After 30 years of experience as a patent attorney in a large pharmaceutical company, Dr. Wächter is ready to convey his expertise in advising the different stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. from legal, regulatory and commercial functions) with respect of the strategic use of IP portfolios. In particular Dr. Wächter advises start-up companies in all aspects of the development of IP Portfolios.
Dr. Wächter studied biochemistry at the ETH Zurich where he also acquired his PhD. He then worked as a post doc at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia USA and at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel in the field of gene expression.
Languages: English, German