Products, services and litigation – digital or physical. We protect our clients’ intangible business assets. Our team advises and represents highly discerning clients from all industries, drawing on its knowledge and enthusiasm for technology.

  • Representation before courts and authorities in proceedings concerning intellectual property rights, advertising and fairness in competition
  • Advice on IP strategies and all intellectual property topics in the transactional environment
  • Structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions in respect of patents, brands, software and e-commerce
  • Support in all types of transactions, with a focus on IT, telecommunications, media and sport
  • Representation Before Courts and Authorities

    We represent clients before courts and authorities in proceedings relating to intellectual property and matters with a particular focus on technology. Our core competencies include:

    • General disputes on validity and enforcement of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights, software or business secrets
    • Disputes about IT matters (such as rights in proprietary software, software development and distribution, use of open source products, integration projects or outsourcing)
    • Disputes about licensing and technology transfer especially in pharmaceutical, life sciences, health, IT, energy, automotive industry as well as automation and robotics sectors
    • Disputes about rights in major events and sponsoring, especially in sports
    • Disputes about protection of business secrets
    • Support in proceedings before registration authorities (Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, IGE) and regulatory agencies (BAKOM, ComCom, Swissmedic, Federal Health Agency, Federal Data Protection Officer) and – in cooperation with our corresponding law firms – before foreign authorities in these areas.
  • IP and IT Strategy and Transaction Advice

    We advise our clients on IP strategies and all intellectual property topics in a transactional environment. In addition, we provide support with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactions over IP rights. This includes, in particular:

    • Development and implementation of strategies to safeguard business models by way of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights or regulatory instruments
    • Transfer and licensing of IP rights
    • Franchising, sponsoring, setup and implementation of distribution systems
    • R&D cooperations and joint ventures
    • IP aspects in M&A and capital market transactions
    • IP due diligence and audits of all kinds
  • Transaction Advice in IT, Telecommunication and Media

    We support our clients with qualified technical know-how in all types of transactions with a focus on IT, telecommunications and media. We are committed to bringing transactions success even in difficult circumstances, and have long-standing experience in the following fields:

    • IT projects (development of software, integration and migration projects, outsourcing)
    • IT carve-out and carve-in
    • Licensing and distribution of software and data
    • Financing transactions in IT, telecommunication and media start-ups
    • Transactions concerning media and marketing rights for major events and sponsoring in sports (especially soccer, ice hockey, alpine skiing and Formula One)
  • News
  • Publications

Homburger advises Novartis on the transfer of the Life Science Park Rhine Valley to Getec

Deals & Cases

Homburger honored with LMG Life Sciences EMEA award for «Impact Deal of the Year»


Homburger advises U.S. Cotton on the sale of FLAWA Consumer GmbH in a management buy-out

Deals & Cases

The Patent Litigation Law Review: Switzerland 2022

FRAND Access to Data: Perspectives from the FRAND Licensing of Standard-Essential Patents for the Data Act Proposal and the Digital Markets Act