Dany Vogel

MSc EE ETH, MSc. CS, European Patent Attorney, Swiss Patent Attorney


  • combines patent expertise with experience in non-contentious and contentious matters
    The Legal 500 2018
  • recommended for his top-quality patent expertise
    iam – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018
  • brings electrical engineering expertise to the table
    iam 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017
  • Patent star – Switzerland
    Managing Intellectual Property 2017
  • has made a name for himself as an IT specialist on the cross-departmental blockchain supergroup
    iam – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018
  • prime pick for prosecution
    iam 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017
  • recommended electrical and IT specialist
    iam 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016
  • his support often proves essential in do-or-die high tech disputes
    iam 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015

Dany Vogel works as a patent attorney focusing on electrical, computer and information technologies. He has particular expertise in computer software which covers a broad spectrum including telecommunications, digital signal, image and information processing, medical and control engineering, cryptography, Blockchain, Fintech, and computer-implemented business methods.

Dany Vogel studied Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. Upon completion of his diploma thesis in the field of digital signal processing, he was employed as a scientific assistant at the Institute of Telecommunications at ETH from 1983 to 1984. Subsequently, he studied Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, where he wrote a thesis in the area of digital image processing and received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science in 1986. From 1986 to 1990 he did research in the areas of telecommunications and distributed computing at the corporate research laboratory of a major Swiss company. From 1991 to 1997 he was employed as a systems architect and Manager of Information Systems at the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of New Brunswick, Canada. Thereafter, he worked for more than ten years as a patent attorney in two patent law firms in Bern and Zürich, before he joined Rentsch Partner Ltd. in March 2008. In 2010, he was elected by the Swiss Parliament to become a non-permanent judge of the newly established Swiss Federal Patent Court.





  • Dany Vogel
    Blockchain for Patents - Patents for Blockchain
  • Dany Vogel
    Grünes Licht für Software-Patente - Weder die USA noch Europa beschränken die Patentierbarkeit

    Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ vom 24. September 2010, 28

  • Dany Vogel
    Rechtspraxis im Umbruch - ein neues Zeitalter für Softwarepatente?

    Netzwoche 14/2010, 42

  • Dany Vogel
    Vernachlässigter Schutz von Software-Erfindungen - Irrtümer über die Patentierbarkeit in Europa

    Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ vom 9. März 2007, 29