Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Respected firm with a well-established position in the IP market. Especially well known for the quality of its patent litigation, with a practice which advises on a number of other areas including trade marks, copyright and design. Noted for its handling of matters in the pharmaceutical industry and, increasingly, in the technology sector. In mid-2018, Luthi+Co. joined Webb & Co., a boutique patent attorney firm, to form Luthi+Webb Group.

Strengths Clients appreciate the different strengths of the firm's team members: "From senior partners with litigation experience down to junior partners with profound skills in the sciences."

Sources praise the group's ability to "simplify the very complex world of intellectual property into simple terms and provide us with a clear picture of what the options are so we can make a decision."

Work highlights Represented the Israeli Knesset in a copyright dispute involving claims filed by a photojournalism agency regarding the use of images.

Notable practitioners

Peers consider Daniel Lerner to be "very diligent and thorough" and "a very devoted and smart guy." He possesses experience working for clients in the pharmaceutical sector, for instance in patent infringement and opposition cases.

Richard Luthi is described by peers as "an excellent litigator." He is recognised for his patent work, which includes litigation in the pharmaceutical field, and also offers expertise in trade mark opposition. One very happy client said: "He has an abundance of knowledge and patience which is simply priceless for us."