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Lara Dorigo

Partner
Attorney at law, LL.M. in Trade Regulation
Head IP & TMT

Loewenstrasse 1
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
T +41 44 217 92 15
lara.dorigo@pestalozzilaw.com

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She has impressively proven that she is willing and able to go the extra mile for her clients.

Chambers, 2021

A very thorough advocate who is quick to understand key issues in sophisticated patent disputes.

WWL Global Leader, 2021

One of the best and smartest lawyers in town, Lara Dorigo can provide great advice in a quick turnaround. It is extremely obvious that she has an impressive understanding of the law, as well as its procedural rules, which makes her a pleasure to work with or against.

WTR 1000, 2021

Stands out for know-how, dedication, creativity, and her 'make-it-happen' philosophy.

The Legal 500, 2020

Extremely efficient and professional and has a straightforward approach to a cost effective outcome.

The Legal 500, 2020

A phenomenal lawyer in trademark litigation.

WWL Trademarks, 2020

A go-to name in Europe for her outstanding ability on disputes in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

WWL Life Sciences - Patent Litigation, 2020

A genuine expert in her field and proactive in identifying potential legal threats that lie around the corner – any company is safe in her hands.

WTR 1000, 2020

She is highly competent, knows her stuff and takes no nonsense – she’s incredibly smart, a go-to attorney.

WTR 1000, 2018

Tough but fair, she is brilliant in disputes – analytical, concise and diligent.

WTR 1000, 2018

Lara Dorigo is partner and heads the Intellectual Property group at Pestalozzi. She has profound experience in every field of intellectual property law with a particular affinity for technology-related issues. Her practice focuses on IP enforcement and defence, technology transfer agreements and branding strategies.

Career

2022
  • Partner at Pestalozzi
2017
  • Appointed as non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court
2014
  • Counsel at Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich
2009
  • Senior Associate in the IP Litigation Group of Allen & Overy in London (2009/2010)
2006
  • New York University School of Law: LL.M. in Trade Regulation (2005/2006)
2003
  • Associate at Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich
  • Bar admission: Switzerland (St. Gallen)
2002
  • Law clerk at District Court of Rheintal (St. Gallen)
2001
  • Junior lawyer at a major Swiss law firm in Zurich
  • University of St.Gallen: lic. iur.

Languages

German, English, Italian

Membership

  • European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member of the Parallel Imports Team
  • Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES), Member of the Amicus Curiae Team
  • Institut für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Publications

Compulsory licensing in a (post) covid-19 world

Compulsory licensing in a (post) covid-19 world

By Lara Dorigo, Barbara Abegg, Peter Ling: IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2021, June 2021, 59-63
Patent- und Know-how Lizenzvertrag, Patent- und Know-how Kaufvertrag

Patent- und Know-how Lizenzvertrag, Patent- und Know-how Kaufvertrag

By Lara Dorigo, Roland Fischer: Weinmann/Münch/Herren (eds.), Schweizer IP-Handbuch, 2nd edition, Basel 2021
Commercialisation of Healthcare in Switzerland: Overview

Commercialisation of Healthcare in Switzerland: Overview

By Lara Dorigo, Thierry Calame: Practical Law Global Guides, Commercialisation of Healthcare, 2015-2021
Patent Litigation in Switzerland: Overview

Patent Litigation in Switzerland: Overview

By Lara Dorigo, Thierry Calame: Practical Law Global Guides, Patent Litigation, 2016-2021
Life sciences battlefields - hot litigation topics in Switzerland

Life sciences battlefields - hot litigation topics in Switzerland

By Lara Dorigo, Barbara Abegg, Peter Ling: IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2020, May 2020, 83-89
Healthcare Enforcement & Litigation - Switzerland

Healthcare Enforcement & Litigation - Switzerland

By Lara Dorigo, Thierry Calame: Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research 2015-2020
Licensing - Switzerland

Licensing - Switzerland

By Lara Dorigo, Peter Ling: Getting the Deal Through, 2016-2020
Commentary on Articles 34 and 75 Patent Act

Commentary on Articles 34 and 75 Patent Act

By Lara Dorigo: Schweizer/Zech (eds.), Patentgesetz (PatG), Bern 2019
...but then the Rock crumbled - Disclosure Theory applicable to New SPCs

...but then the Rock crumbled - Disclosure Theory applicable to New SPCs

By Lara Dorigo: LES Newsletter, July 2018
Exhaustive List of Nullity Grounds for SPCs

Exhaustive List of Nullity Grounds for SPCs

By Lara Dorigo: LES Newsletter, July 2018
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