Partner at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal
Simon Holzer is a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP team, which is consistently ranked as one of the top Swiss IP teams by peers and clients; he also heads the firm’s patent and life sciences team. Mr Holzer has extensive experience in all areas of IP law, with a focus on patents, trademarks, geographical indications and unfair competition. He is also a trusted adviser in the field of pharmaceutical regulatory law and competition law.
Mr Holzer is an experienced IP practitioner across a wide range of industries and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications (including standard-essential patents and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory licence cases), software, cosmetics and foodstuffs.
In 2010 the Swiss Parliament appointed Mr Holzer as an adjunct judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court, which has jurisdiction over patent disputes throughout Switzerland.
Mr Holzer is praised by clients and peers as a “skilled and driven individual” and “a leader in the contentious sphere” within the “excellent” and “high-flying” IP team of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal. According to clients, Mr Holzer is particularly well versed in the areas of patents and pharma, and clients highlight his “in-depth technical understanding”. Other sources describe him as a “key life sciences expert” and a “superstar in patent litigation”, as well as a “pleasure to work with”.