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Sven Riethmueller


Sven Riethmueller is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Robert Todd Lang ’47 Entrepreneurship Fellow at Yale Law School and the inaugural Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic at Yale Law School. His former legal practice focused on U.S. and European domestic and cross-border technology and business transactions for clients in the life sciences, medical devices, digital health, software and IT, technology and other innovative industries. His preceding private practice, included as a law firm partner, and in-house counsel, including as the general counsel of a publicly traded life sciences company. He counseled clients in U.S. and cross-border strategic intellectual property and technology licenses, acquisitions and divestitures, complex partnering, joint venture and collaboration agreements, strategic investments and financings, corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions. A key aspect of his private practice was the commercialization of intellectual property. Riethmueller received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.