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Simon Holzer is a member of MLL’s IP team, which is consistently ranked as one of the top Swiss IP teams by peers and clients, and heads the firm’s Patent and Life Sciences team. He has extensive experience in all areas of IP law, with a focus on patents, trademarks, geographical indications and unfair competition. Simon Holzer is also a trusted advisor in the field of pharmaceutical regulatory law.

Simon Holzer is an experienced IP litigator and has substantial experience in both advising and representing clients in complex national and inter-national disputes extending across a wide range of industries and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications (including Standard-Essential Patents and FRAND issues), software, cosmetics and foodstuffs.

In 2010 the Swiss Parliament appointed Simon Holzer as an adjunct judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court. This court has jurisdiction over patent disputes throughout Switzerland.

Simon 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 MLL. According to clients, Simon Holzer is particularly well versed in the areas of patents and pharma and clients highlight his “in-depth technical understanding”. Other sources describe Simon Holzer as a “key life sciences expert” and a “superstar in patent litigation” as well as a “pleasure to work with”.

Contact & Links
  • Schiffbaustrasse 2
    Z├╝rich 8031
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Gender: Male
Bar Admissions
  • Switzerland, 2005

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Intellectual Property Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice, Zürich, Switzerland (2023)
  • Intellectual Property Law, Zürich, Switzerland (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2023 for work in:
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice

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