Jost Dannie

Dr Dannie Jost
+41 31 631 32 70
  • Intellectual Property Rights & Patent Law
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Nanomaterials

Dannie Jost works in policy and regulation issues where science, technology and trade are involved. This includes advising federal agencies on the scope of action for nanomaterial regulation within the framework of international trade law. This work is done in close collaboration with trade lawyers and experts in nanotechnology and regulatory affairs.


From 1998 to 2002 Dannie Jost was Technology and Patent Expert at Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (IPI) in Bern. She had the lead in the creation of the folder "Swiss Innovation in Action" a tool to aid SMEs in starting innovation processes. She negotiated the partnership of the IPI with the Swiss Economic Forum and was a member of the Jury of the Swiss Economic Forum Innovation Award. Dannie Jost created and led training workshops in intellectual property for technology transfer officers, examined patents and did complex prior art patent searches. She worked in private industry as a consultant for oil and gas clients in both formulation and implementation of strategies.


From 1988 to 1993 Dannie Jost was as a scientific collaborator and principal investigator at the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany and a research fellow at Cornell University, Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics, Ithaca, New York, USA. Dannie Jost holds a doctoral degree in natural sciences (Dr phil nat, Physics) from the University of Bern, and a Master of Sciences from California State University, Los Angeles, USA.


Her academic and philosophical interests lie in self-organisation and dynamics of complex adaptive systems; trans-disciplinary research in particular the consilience of law and science; intellectual property, innovation, development, sustainability and education.

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