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Andri Hess is a partner and a member of Homburger’s IP / IT, Litigation and Arbitration, and Competition and 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 partner and a member of Homburger’s IP / IT, Litigation and Arbitration, and Competition and 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.)

Impressive ability to quickly understand very sophisticated matters.

2022

Andri Hess is one of the top patent litigators in Switzerland. He has not only the legal, but also the technical expertise. This allows him to propose technical options of which not even the client has thought of. He is always available and pleasant to work with.

2022

Andri Hess has an impressive ability to quickly understand very sophisticated matters. He’s responsive independent of what time of day it is, and always keeps an eye on the needs of his clients.

2022

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Homburger successfully enforces Novartis' deferasirox patents before the Swiss Federal Patent Court

Deals & Cases

Homburger advises CSL with respect to its announced public tender offer to acquire Vifor Pharma

Deals & Cases

Homburger successfully enforces Illumina's sequencing by synthesis patents before the Swiss Federal Patent Court against BGI/MGI group company

Deals & Cases

The Patent Litigation Law Review: Switzerland 2022

The Patent Litigation Law Review: Switzerland 2021

Regulatory data protection on marketing authorisation extensions – the second medical use problem reloaded

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Andri Hess

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Andri Hess is a partner and a member of Homburger’s IP / IT, Litigation and Arbitration, and Competition and 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) and a member of the Programme Committee of AIPPI International. Moreover, he is a 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 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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