European Patent Attorney, Swiss patent attorney, microtechnical engineer, trademark and design consultant, certified IP valuator

Joël Nithardt

After a first professional experience in the Swiss federal capital as an engineer, Joël entered the intellectual property field in 1992. He quickly became involved in all aspects of the profession. In the field of patents, his activities include freedom to operate and patentability analysis, drafting, filing and defending patents, preparing documentation for client use and running training courses. He then takes the responsibility for the trademark department of his company and sets up a patent and trademark search service. He also acts as a jury member for a Start-up award for innovative projects.

In 2002, he joined Leman Consulting where he continues to pursue his activities, first essentially related with patents. His predilections activities are related to digital security, cryptography, electronics, medical devices, microtechnics, watch industry and mechanics. In this framework, in addition to the proceedings for obtaining patents, he deals with oppositions against competitors' patents and with defending rights against competitors' oppositions.

After a complementary training in the field of trademarks and designs, he takes the responsibility of this department in 2015.

In parallel, he continues his activities concerning training courses in the field of Intellectual property for entrepreneurs and project managers.

In 2018, following the closure of Leman Consulting, he founded Omnis-IP, a company dedicated to the global management of all aspects of intellectual property.

In this context, in 2023, he completed a training course aimed at determining the financial value of intangible assets, in particular intellectual property rights. He then obtained the title of "IP Valuator".

Professional career

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