Homburger

Prime Tower - Hardstrasse 201 P.O. Box 314
CH-8005 Zurich
Display phone number 0041 43 222 10 00
lawyers@homburger.ch
Georg Rauber
Gregor Bühler
Andri Hess
Luca Dal Molin

IP | IT practice

Our IP | IT Team provides support in litigation, prosecution proceedings and transactions in all areas of intellectual property, media, IT and privacy|data protection. We are fascinated by technology and support enterprises and entrepreneurs with all aspects of technological change.

Representation Before Courts and Authorities

We represent clients before courts and authorities in proceedings relating to intellectual property and matters with a particular focus on technology. Our core competencies include:

  • General disputes on validity and enforcement of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights, software or business secrets
  • Disputes about IT matters (such as rights in proprietary software, software development, etc
  • Disputes about licensing and technology transfer especially in pharmaceutical, life sciences, health, IT, energy, automotive industry as well as automation and robotics sectors

IP and IT Strategy and Transaction Advice

We advise our clients on IP strategies and all intellectual property topics in a transactional environment. In addition, we provide support with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactions over IP rights. This includes, in particular:

  • Development and implementation of strategies to safeguard business models by way of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights or regulatory instruments
  • Transfer and licensing of IP rights

Transaction Advice in IT, Telecommunication and Media

We support our clients with qualified technical know-how in all types of transactions with a focus on IT, telecommunications and media. We are committed to bringing transactions success even in difficult circumstances, and have long-standing experience in the following fields:

  • IT projects (development of software, integration and migration projects, outsourcing)
  • Licensing and distribution of software and data
  • Financing transactions in IT, telecommunication and media start-ups

Privacy | Data Protection

Our team advises comprehensively on Swiss and EU data protection law and represents clients in proceedings before data protection authorities and courts. Our services include the following:

  • Development and implementation of strategies to ensure data protection in companies
  • Support in internal investigations into incidents of relevance to data protection law and representation before authorities in investigations and proceedings
  • Advice on international transfers of data and data management schemes

Business

  • Our IP | IT practice focuses on the following areas:

    • Patent Litigation and Arbitration
    • Technology Transfer and Licensing
    • IT-related Litigation and Arbitration
    • IT projects, Outsourcing, Software-Distribution
    • Privacy and Data Protection
    • International Transfer of Data and Access to Databases
    • Strategic Advice on Development of IP Value
    • IP- and IT-related support of M&A and Capital Market Transactions