Simon Holzer

Partner at MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd

Simon Holzer is a partner in Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP team and head of the firm’s patent and life sciences practice group.

Dr Holzer’s practice focuses on patent litigation and advice. He has special expertise in the pharmaceutical and telecoms sectors. In particular, he has extensive experience in litigating major patent disputes, including strategic advice (eg, as part of cross-border litigation). He also advises and represents clients in other IP litigation and arbitration, particularly in the area of geographical indications. Dr Holzer is also active in the area of life sciences regulatory law.

Dr Holzer is a part-time judge with the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

He graduated from the University of Bern Law School and wrote his doctoral thesis on the protection of geographical indications at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. From 2008 to 2009 Dr Holzer worked as a foreign associate in a specialised trademark and copyright law firm in Chicago.

Dr Holzer is also ranked and recommended for his work in Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland (patents and life sciences) and the WTR 1000.

Dr Holzer has been praised by clients and peers as a “skilled and driven individual” and “a leader in the contentious sphere” who is “top-ranked by peers” within the “excellent” and “high-flying” IP team of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal. Clients highlight his “in-depth technical understanding” and describe him as a “patent and GI expert” and an “excellent litigator”.

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MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd
Schiffbaustrasse 2
PO Box
Zurich 8031

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