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Dr iur Georg Rauber

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IP | IT.


Partner. Heads Homburger's IP|IT team. Main areas of work include IT projects, software distribution, IT outsourcing, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights), licensing and technology transfer, sports and entertainment law and telecommunications. In all areas: transactional and contentious work.


Qualified in 1988. Joined Homburger in 1988, becoming Partner in 1996.


German, English.


2011 | 2012 President of the Zurich Bar, since 2016 Deputy Member of the Zurich Bar Supervisroy Board.


Graduated as Dr iur from University of Zurich in 1987.


Golf, Ski.


Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Homburger focuses on IP, regulatory, transactional and alternative dispute resolution. Andri Hess represented Illumina in an infringement claim against Genoma related to NIPT patents before the Swiss Federal Patent Court and the group also advised Eli Lilly on an investigation regarding alleged vertical price fixing for pharmaceutical products. Johnson & Johnson also receives legal advice from the practice. Corporate partner Dieter Gericke, competition and regulatory lawyer Franz Hoffet and IP team lead Georg Rauber are the main contacts.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Homburger advises on the full spectrum of patents, trade marks and copyright matters and exhibits particular expertise in the pharma, life sciences, TMT and sports industries. Recent highlights include the representation of Illumina and Nestlé/Nespresso in separate patent infringement proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court and advising Volkswagen on the protection of its trade mark at the Geneva Motor Show. Andri Hess, Gregor Bühler and Georg Rauber are the key contacts.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Homburger is highly regarded for its banking and capital markets expertise, which is provided by René Bösch and Daniel Daeniker, as well as for its advice on competition matters, handled by Franz Hoffet and Marcel Dietrich. The firm additionally has a strong reputation in both the healthcare and TMT sector, the latter of which is Georg Rauber’s specialty. Other focus areas include intellectual property, corporate, litigation and tax law. Balz Gross, Andri Hess, Dieter Gericke, Peter Riedweg and Dieter Grünblatt are other names to note.

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Within: Leading individuals

Georg Rauber - Homburger

Within: TMT

Homburger is highly adept at advising clients from the telecommunications, media and IT sectors on the full spread of IP, data protection and outsourcing matters as well as on transactions, e-commerce and contentious issues. The team assisted Viacar with the redesign of its application platform and related project management aspects and defended Google against several claims concerning defamation and the right to be forgotten. Georg Rauber and David Rosenthal are the key partners.

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