Chambers Europe

“a very talented, skilled, no-nonsense lawyer, who is very pleasant to work with”

Legal 500

“a skilled and efficient lawyer”

Chambers Europe

“particularly experienced in representing clients in IP disputes within the life sciences sector”

World's Leading Trademark Professionals

“thoughtful and talented, producing well-considered solutions” with "a rare specialism in IP arbitration”

Philipp Groz is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Group and heads our Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Groups. He represents clients in litigation before Swiss courts and in international arbitrations, and also sits as an arbitrator. He specializes in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution and also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these fields. Philipp also assists clients in regulatory matters, particularly concerning life sciences, foods and consumer goods.

Experience

  • Represented pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in various international arbitrations arising out of licensing and/or distribution agreements
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in patent entitlement dispute before the Swiss Federal Patent Court
  • Acted as counsel to telecommunication companies in various unfair competition proceedings before Swiss courts and authorities
  • Advised consumer goods companies on various aspects of Swiss regulatory law (such as advertising, labeling, product liability, product recalls)

Career

Professional Experience
2012
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2005
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2004
Substitute Judge and Court Secretary at the District Court of Zurich
2001
Court Secretary and Clerk at the District Court of Zurich
Education and Admission
2007
LL.M. in Intellectual Property, New York University
2004
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2001
lic. iur., University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Board member of Licensing Executives Society Switzerland
  • Regular publications and speaking engagements in the field of intellectual property, licensing and IP-related arbitration
 

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