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Andri Hess is a partner and a member of Homburger’s IP / IT, Litigation & Arbitration and Competition / Regulatory practice teams. He has extensive experience in representing clients in patent, other IPR related and technology focused litigation and arbitration in a broad range of technical fields. He is also experienced in representing clients in regulatory matters before governmental authorities.

Andri Hess is a partner and a member of Homburger’s IP / IT, Litigation & Arbitration and Competition / Regulatory practice teams. He has extensive experience in representing clients in patent and other intellectual property rights related litigation and arbitration in a broad range of technical and industrial fields and within international contexts, as well as in negotiating and drafting intellectual property rights related contracts. Andri Hess also represents clients in regulatory matters before the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products and the Federal Office of Public Health.

2009
Partner at Homburger
2003
University of Virginia (LL.M.)
2000
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1999
Associate at Homburger
1998
Bar admission
1995
University of Zurich (lic. iur.)

Andri Hess is regarded as a ‹top name› in this field and is particularly active in patent litigation for clients within the life sciences sector. He advises on exclusivity rights and infringement proceedings, as well as assisting with investigations.

2020

Andri Hess boasts particular expertise in the patent field, advising international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on patent infringement and nullity proceedings.

2020

Andri Hess is ‹one of the best in Switzerland›, singled out by peers for his invaluable breadth of experience in patent litigation and arbitration.

2020

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Homburger awarded with the Global IP Award "Swiss Patent Law Firm of the Year 2019"

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Andri Hess

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Andri Hess is a partner and a member of Homburger’s IP / IT, Litigation & Arbitration and Competition / Regulatory practice teams. He has extensive experience in representing clients in patent and other intellectual property rights related litigation and arbitration in a broad range of technical and industrial fields and within international contexts, as well as in negotiating and drafting intellectual property rights related contracts. Andri Hess also represents clients in regulatory matters before the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products and the Federal Office of Public Health.

Andri Hess is a board member of the Swiss group of AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), a member of the Programme Committee and chair of the Standing Committee on Client Attorney Privilege of AIPPI International. Moreover, he is member of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association), GRUR (Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V.), INGRES (Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz) as well as of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations. Andri Hess is editor of the journal Life Science Recht – The Law Journal for Pharma, Biotech and Medtech, as well as of the only commentary of the Swiss Federal Act on the Federal Patent Court. Aside of this, he published numerous articles in various intellectual property and especially in patent rights related topics, regularly holds presentations before Swiss and international professional associations, and he teaches at the University of Stockholm (intellectual property rights in arbitration proceedings) and at the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (training course for the Swiss Patent Bar exam). Andri Hess is elected associate judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court. He is fluent in German and English.

Career

2009
Partner at Homburger
2003
University of Virginia (LL.M.)
2000
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1999
Associate at Homburger
1998
Bar admission
1995
University of Zurich (lic. iur.)

Languages

English, German

Bar Registration

Admitted to the Swiss bar

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