Nikolaus SCHIBLI

Patent Attorney
U.S. Patent Attorney


A trained electrical engineer, Nikolaus Schibli has more than 12 years of experience in the field of patents with a truly deep knowledge of U.S.  patent law. Having worked for a decade for prestigious U.S. firms, he has regularly advised European companies on the strategies to implement to have access and position themselves to the U.S. market. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in commercial research and development as a manager in the technical fields of electrical energy, control systems, image processing, visualization systems and software. Thanks to his background and experience, and an inventor himself, holder of several patents, he has published several articles and has lectured at numerous conferences.


  • Global advice to clients in IP matters
  • Preparation of patent applications
  • Representation before the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO)
  • Patentability analysis
  • IP audits
  • Due Diligence
  • Litigation
  • Freedom to operate studies
  • Advice relating to counterfeiting and infringement
  • Open Source Licensing, R&D contracts
  • Copyright and designs


French - English - German - German Swiss


U.S. Patent Attorney
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney (Reg. No. 56,994)
Attorney, member of Washington D.C. Bar (Reg. No. 1,008,806)
Attorney, member of Virginia Bar (Reg. No. 81,215)


  • Semi-conductors
  • Consumer electronics
  • Data processing
  • Industrial and electrical energy
  • Mechatronics
  • Security
  • Commercial methods
  • IT
  • Optoelectronics and optics
  • Medical technology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Packaging
  • Paper industry
  • Watchmaking
  • Image processing
  • Robotics

Professionnal Experience

2015 - Present Patent Attorney, ANDRE ROLAND
2011 - 2015 Patent Attorney, Associate, Drinker, Biddle &Reath LLP, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
2007 - 2011 Patent Attorney, Associate, Oblon&Spivak, Alexandria VA, U.S.A.
2006 - 2007 PPatent Agent, Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz&Mentlik, Westfield, NJ, U.S.A.
2004 - 2006 Patent Agent, Oblon&Spivak, Alexandria VA, U.S.A.
1998 – 2003 Co-founder and R&D Manager, Fastcom Technology SA, Lausanne, Switzerland


2006-2010 Law degree (J.D.), George Washington University Law School (GWU), Washington D.C., U.S.A.
1996-2000 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
1991-1995 Diploma in Electrical Engineering, ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland