Michael Ritscher heads Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP and technology team, which he built with exceptional and top-ranked professionals involved in the full range of IP and IT legal matters.
Mr Ritscher is recognised as one of the most experienced and esteemed IP litigators and arbitrators in Switzerland and a thought leader. He has an extensive patent litigation and arbitration practice covering a broad variety of sectors, including a strong pharmaceuticals and life sciences component; he also regularly represents clients in trademark, design and copyright disputes.
Over the course of several years, Mr Ritscher has advised and represented a leading manufacturer of design furniture in all of its worldwide IP matters. Companies in other sectors also routinely seek his support to handle their cross-border contentious affairs involving Swiss, EU and international law.
Mr Ritscher is usually at the forefront of precedent-setting trademark cases. He has particular expertise in handling worldwide trademark and design portfolios, is a key player in law-defining proceedings and advises on numerous other pioneering issues.
Mr Ritscher is president of INGRES (the most active Swiss IP association) and a special judge at the Zurich Court of Commerce.