Simon Holzer

Partner at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd

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

His practice focuses on patent litigation and advice. Dr Holzer has special expertise in the pharmaceutical and telecommunications 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, in particular in the area of geographical indications. Dr Holzer is also very active in the area of life sciences regulatory law.

Dr Holzer is a part-time judge with the Swiss FederalPatent 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, Legal 500Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland (patents and life sciences) and the WTR 1000.

Dr Holzer is 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”.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • EPLAW
  • LES

Firm details

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd
Schiffbaustrasse 2
PO Box 1765
Zurich 8031
Switzerland

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