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Switzerland – Best Law Firms for Patent Litigation - 2020

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Homburger

Leader(s)

Georg Rauber, Gregor Bühler, Andri Hess

Associate(s)

1957

Track record : With the largest team of IP experts in Switzerland, the firm demonstrates valuable know-how in patent litigation and enforcement. Led by Andri Hess, the team has recently represented the Swatch Group in a patent case before the Swiss Federal Patent Court. Other high-profile clients include Google, Johnson & Johnson and Edwards Lifesciences.
Differentiation : With six partners and another 12 lawyers, Homburger’s IP practice has a small partner/associate ratio and is the only one among its peers, to be operating from a single office in Zurich, while advising Swiss as well as international clients. Georg Rauber is the head of the firm’s IP IT practice, while Gregor Bühler acts as deputy head of the IP IT and Litigation & Arbitration teams.
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Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Leader(s)

Michael Ritscher, Simon Holzer, Guillaume Fournier

Since

1975

Track record : Led by Michael Ritscher, the team is one of the leading IP practices in Switzerland, having advised clients both on patent litigation and trademark (prosecution & litigation) as well as copyright. With strong expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, the team is particularly praised for its expertise in patent litigation, trademark and design infringement cases.
Differentiation : With five offices in Switzerland and one in Brussels, the firm has one of the largest IP practices on the market. Meyerlustenberger Lachenal advises its clients on both a domestic and international scale. Prominent partners Simon Holzer and Peter Schramm are also registered at the German Bar.
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