Ivor Elrifi, Ph.D. 

Intellectual Property Advisor

Dr. Ivor Elrifi is the chair of Cooley’s patent counselling and prosecution practice group. He advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life sciences and medical device companies, research institutions, universities, hospitals and governments throughout the world, particularly in the US and Europe

Cindy Dinella 

US Regulatory Strategy Advisor

Founding partner and President of Advyzom – a consulting company specializing in highly strategic regulatory & development advice. Dr Dinella worked at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. as Vice President of Drug Regulatory Affairs (2001-2011).

Isabelle Cornut, Ph. D

Intellectual Property Advisor

Isabelle Cornut is a European and Swiss patent attorney in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, formulations, food science, cosmetology and pharmaceuticals at Reuteler & Company, a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks and designs). Isabelle is also a special coach for Intellectual Property at Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency. Prior to entering private practice in 2005, Isabelle had worked for over 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Her previous position in the industry was as Head of the IP sub-group on small molecules at Serono International.


Raymond Reuteler, Mechanical Eng. EPFL & MBA (OUBS)

Intellectual Property Advisor

Raymond Reuteler is a Swiss and European patent attorney with extensive experience in patents, trademarks and designs. Raymond works mainly in the fields of electricity, mechanics and information technology. Before founding Reuteler & Company, Raymond was a director of a consulting firm belonging to a European Intellectual Property Group, based in Geneva. Raymond is former President of the Association “LES-CH” (Licensing Executives Society, Switzerland) and member of the Disciplinary Commission of the Institute of Professional Representatives of the European Patent Office. He is also a special coach for Intellectual Property at Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency.