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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2004
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English

Contact

Philipp Groz, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

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

Philipp Groz, LL.M.

Partner

Contact

Philipp Groz, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

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

Philipp Groz is a partner in our Dispute Resolution group and heads our Intellectual Property group. He specializes in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He also advises clients on contractual matters, such as relating to licensing, agency and distribution, franchising, R&D and technology transfer, as well as clinical trial agreements. Philipp also assists clients in regulatory matters, in particular in the fields of life sciences, foods and consumer goods. He regularly represents clients before Swiss courts and authorities, frequently acts as counsel in international arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICC, WIPO, Swiss Rules), and also assists clients in mediation proceedings. He also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, the International Trademark Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle and the Swiss Arbitration Association. He regularly speaks and publishes in his fields of expertise and is recommended by Chambers Europe, Legal 500, World's Leading Patent Practitioners, and World's Leading Trademark Professionals. Philipp is also listed in Who's Who Legal's 2017 Future Leaders Arbitration ranking and is identified as an «IP Star» for patents and trademarks by Managing Intellectual Property.
 
Philipp studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and graduated in 2001. He was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with specialization in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.


Selected deals and cases

  • Counsel in patent validity, infringement and entitlement proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court
  • Counsel in ICC arbitration concerning worldwide patent license in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Counsel in ICC arbitration concerning know-how license in the chemical sector
  • Counsel in Swiss Rules arbitration concerning distribution agreement for luxury goods
  • Counsel in several unfair competition litigations in the telecommunication sector

Recognitions

  • Chambers Europe
  • Legal 500
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners
  • WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

All Awards and Recognitions