Senior Partner
Patent and Trademark Attorney


A micro-technical engineer by training, Philippe Grosfillier has more than 25 years of experience in IP. He started as examiner at the European Patent Office (Munich), and then he continued his career as a partner at two IP firms. In addition to his knowledge in mechanics and micro-technology, he has a broad experience in the machine tool industry, medical technology and identification systems gained by working for world-leading companies in this field. Since 2013, he is a lecturer for the Swiss patent attorney preparation course.


  • Global advice to clients in IP matters
  • Preparation of patent applications
  • Representation  before the European Patent Office
  • Patent and non-patent literature research
  • Patentability analysis
  • Trademarks & designs
  • IP audits
  • Due Diligence
  • Litigation
  • Freedom to operate studies
  • Advice relating to infringement and counterfeiting
  • Education


French - English - German


European Patent Attorney
Swiss Patent Attorney
French Patent Attorney (CPI)
Diploma in International IP Studies in patents, trademarks and designs (CEIPI)
Member of the WIPO List of Mediators and Experts
Masters Degree in Micro-technology


  • Mechanics
  • Machine tool industry, in particular packaging and printing
  • Identification systems, i.e. RFID
  • Watchmaking
  • Capsule coffee machines
  • Rail and air transport
  • Automotive industry
  • Robotics
  • Micro-technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sports
  • Household appliances

Professionnal experience

2005 - Present Senior Partner and Patent and Trademark Attorney, ANDRE ROLAND
1996 - 2005 Senior Partner and Patent Attorney, Bugnion SA Geneva, Switzerland
1991 - 1995 Substantive Examiner at the European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
1991 Assistant, Institut de Microtechniques, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


2015 Advanced course on arbitration and mediation procedures under WIPO rules, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland
2010 Training course for Mediators in IP disputes, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland
1994-1995 Diploma in Intellectual Property - Patents, Trademarks and Designs (CEIPI), Strasbourg, France
1985-1991 Master’s Degree in Micro-technology, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland