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)


Homburger advises Liberty Global on successful settlement of public tender offer for Sunrise

Deals & Cases

Homburger advised Vifor

Deals & Cases

Homburger advised Winemaker World in the set-up of its digital marketplace

Deals & Cases

Homburger advised Molecular Partners in connection with a collaboration with Novartis to develop DARPin® therapies designed for potential use against COVID-19

Deals & Cases

Homburger advises VectivBio on USD 110 m Crossover Financing

Deals & Cases

Homburger has advised Siegfried on the acquisition of two Novartis manufacturing sites in Spain

Deals & Cases