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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Philipp Groz

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Zurich / Intellectual Property / Litigation / International Arbitration / Life Sciences


Philipp Groz is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution 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.


Court Clerk, Court Secretary and Substitute Judge at District Court of Zurich (2001-2005). Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (2005), Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer (2012).


German, English.


Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations. International Trademark Association. Licensing Executives Society. Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle. Swiss Arbitration Association.


Universities of Fribourg and Zurich, law degree (2001). Zurich bar (2004). New York University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) with specialization in intellectual property (2007).


Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

With a specialism in cross-border matters, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is most experienced in regulatory matters and dispute resolution regarding patents, licensing, technology transfer, research and commercial agreements. In recent work, the 'prompt and to-the-point' Philipp Groz led advice to Iovance Biotherapeutics on the import and export of human biological materials between the EU and third countries, and assisted with the negotiation and drafting of a licence and development agreement concerning rare disease treatments for Santhera Pharmaceuticals. Andrea Mondini left for TIMES Attorneys in 2017.

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Intellectual property

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Philipp Groz - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Within: Intellectual property

Best known for litigation and arbitration regarding intellectual property and licensing, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd focuses on assisting clients in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, consumer goods and luxury sectors. Philipp Groz is advising on a licence and development agreement related to a phase-one compound for Santhera Pharmaceuticals and is representing a German medical device and pharmaceutical company in a Swiss patent litigation matter. Andrea Mondini joined TIMES Attorneys in 2017.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd impresses with high-end work in dispute resolution, banking and finance, transport, sports and TMT. David Mamane, Martin Lanz, 'outstanding data protection lawyer' Roland Mathys, Manuel Liatowitsch, Christopher Boog and Alexander von Ziegler are the main partners, while Philipp Groz and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are also noted.

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