Christoph Neubauer joined the technology transfer office of ETH Zurich (ETH transfer) in September 2010. In the position of Legal Counsel he advises ETH Zurich on technology-related legal aspects with regard to various business transactions. He is specialized in intellectual property law (IP) with an emphasis on national and cross-border technology transactions but also deals with data privacy law and contract law in general. During his studies, Christoph gained credits from Harvard University and graduated in law from the University of Zurich in 2006.
Following his graduation, he worked as a lawyer for a leading IP boutique firm in Zurich, and after admission to the bar in Switzerland in 2009, he joined Max-Planck-Innovation in Munich, the technology transfer agency of the Max-Planck-Society. In his position of Legal Counsel he headed the patent administration department, advised the Max-Planck-Society on intellectual property law, negotiated, drafted and reviewed various IP agreements.
In 2013, Christoph earned his LL.M. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology awarded him with the Certificate in Law & Technology.
Christoph is a member of swiTT (Swiss Technology Transfer Association), ASTP-Proton, INGRES (Institut für den gewerblichen Rechtsschutz) and Member of the Board of LES Switzerland (Licensing Executive Society).