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Our Team

You can count on the undivided attention of a team that prizes relationships over profits.

David Lopez

David Lopez LL.M

Managing Partner
Masters in Intellectual Property Law and Technology

Specialized in Swiss, European and UK IP Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, IP Contracts, OSS Licensing. Trade Secret Protection/Advice, IP Disputes, Arbitration/Mediation, Anti-counterfeit Advice & Actions.

European & UK Patent Attorney
PhD in Physics

Specialized in software, digital, medical devices, MRI and X-ray medical imaging devices & software, medical AI methods;

Advertising software, electronic mapping software, graphics processing software and hardware Mass spectrometers; oil exploration technology, gas turbine engines; telecommunication and semiconductors computer networks.

European & UK Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
US Patent Agent

Specializes in the mechanical field, artificial intelligence applications and in software, which is notoriously difficult to patent in any jurisdiction.

European and French Patent Attorney

Specialized in biotechnology, biology and biochemistry, holds a double-major “biotechnology and law” master’s degree from the University of Tours.


IP Formalities

Having worked for more than 20 years in the IP industry in various international IP law firms, Gaëlle gained a vast experience and knowledge in the field of intellectual property formalities.

The GatesIP firm is a specialized worldwide intellectual property service provider based in Switzerland, with a key focus on providing the highest quality work, all the while applying the most cost-effective methodology known on the market, personalized to the requirements and targets set by each client, to support business strategy and budget constraints. 

Our team assists in-house specialists redirect attention where resources are required most in those fundamental areas closer to the business and R&D. GatesIP specializes in the international intermediary handling of IP portfolios on a global basis. We offer state of the art data management docketing services with personalized IP paralegal support, all through a remotely accessible GatesIP data management system. Your data, your asset!