Andrea Carreira is a European Patent Attorney specialising in the field of chemistry and life sciences, including pharmaceuticals. Her work focuses on patent prosecution, opinions as well as litigation work. Among her clients are start-ups, universities and large corporations. After her scientific career (MS chem ETH, CH (1985), PhD MIT, USA (1990) and Research Associate Caltech, USA), she was first trained as a US Patent Agent and then gained her knowledge in European patent law in a large Swiss pharmaceutical company. She subsequently worked at a Zurich patent and trademark law firm for 10 years before joining Rentsch Partner in 2012.