Emmanuel Jelsch European and Swiss Patent Attorney AWA Delémont, Switzerland

Emmanuel Jelsch

Partner, European and Swiss Patent Attorney
MSc Biochemistry and Plant Physiology

Emmanuel Jelsch is a Senior European and Swiss Patent Attorney specialising in the life sciences including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics and MedTech. He supports clients with licensing contracts, due diligence, freedom to operate, validity and infringement opinions as well as a specialisation in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide.

Contact information

Visiting address:

Place des Sciences 2
2822 Courroux Delémont, Switzerland

Extended profile

Emmanuel works extensively with start-ups as well as small and medium-sized enterprises assisting them to define and implement intellectual property strategies. For over a decade, he has partnered with Innosuisse Start-Up which provides coaching to young corporations from industry experts.

In addition to his global prosecution work, Emmanuel provides litigation support where technical expertise is required during complex patent cases. He also worked at the Swiss Federal Patent Court for six years as a Technical Judge and has a deep understanding of the procedure and practice of the Court.

Before entering private practice, Emmanuel gained extensive professional experience in pharmaceutical and healthcare companies as a patent attorney in charge of the patent departments with the Debio Group, Lausanne and Bracco SA, Geneva.

Emmanuel holds two master’s degrees in plant Physiology and Biochemistry as well as a specialised post graduate diploma in pharmacotoxicology. He has also completed the CEIPI full course and the CEIPI Diploma in Patent Litigation.


  • Analyses & searches
  • IP due diligence
  • IP Strategy
  • IP Transactions
  • Oppositions
  • Patents
  • Plant variety protection
  • SPCs - Supplementary Protection Certificates


  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Cosmetics and hygiene
  • Food & beverage
  • Life sciences
  • Medtech
  • Organic chemistry
  • Pharma


  • English
  • French
  • German


  • CEIPI Diploma in Patent Litigation, University of Strasbourg, 2007
  • Specialised Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacotoxicology, University of PARIS XII & V, 1994
  • MSc Plant Physiology, University of Strasbourg, 1993
  • MSc Biochemistry, University of Strasbourg, 1992


  • European Patent Attorney
  • Authorised Patent Attorney (Switzerland)
  • Registered Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)


  • APPA (Observer)
  • epi