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Philipp Groz, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9379
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
German, English

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9379
F +41 44 215 5200

„a skilled and efficient lawyer“

Legal 500

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

Chambers Europe

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

World's Leading Trademark Professionals

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

Chambers Europe
 

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.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and 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
Master of Laws (LL.M.) with specialization in intellectual property, New York University School of Law
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

„a skilled and efficient lawyer“

Legal 500

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

Chambers Europe

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

World's Leading Trademark Professionals

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

Chambers Europe

Recognitions

  • Chambers Europe
  • Legal 500
  • Who's Who Legal Future Leader in Arbitration 2018
  • World’s Leading Patent Professionals
  • World's Leading Trademark Professionals
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars

Selected Publications

Introduction to WIPO Arbitration Rules and Commentary on Articles 54-60
M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland, The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd ed., Kluwer 2017 (publication forthcoming)
 
Global Patent Litigation – How and Where to Win (Chapter on Switzerland)
Philipp Groz, Andrea Mondini
Elmer/Gramenopoulos (Eds), Global Patent Litigation – How and Where to Win, Bloomberg BNA, 2014
 
International Arbitration in Switzerland - Chapter: The Law Governing the Merits of the Dispute and Awards ex Aequo et Bono
in: Geisinger/Voser/Petti (Eds),International Arbitration in Switzerland: A Handbook for Practitioners, 2nd ed., Kluwer Law International, 2013
 
Drafting arbitration clauses for IP agreements
Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 2012, Vol. 7, No. 9, p. 652-662