Lara Dorigo

Attorney at Law, LL.M.


German, English, Italian

Contact Details

Zurich Office


Lara Dorigo is an intellectual property lawyer with broad experience in all relevant fields and a particular affinity for technology-related issues. She primarily represents clients in patent disputes at the Federal Patent Court or before arbitral tribunals. While she has particularly vast experience with biotech and pharmaceutical patent disputes, she also handles trademarks and unfair competition litigation and advises on life sciences regulatory matters, licensing, R&D agreements and all sorts of technology transfer issues, branding strategies, selective distribution agreements, entertainment law and personality right issues.

Lara Dorigo's expertise was recognized by Chambers Europe, Legal500, IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000, Who's Who Legal, The Best lawyers in Switzerland, LMG Life Sciences, Managing Intellectual Property ('IP Star') and Expert Guides ('Rising Star'). According to quotes she is "an outstanding lawyer" who is highlighted for her "high-quality work and responsiveness to client needs", "a highly regarded practitioner whose breadth of expertise in IP law makes her a client favourite". She is said to have a "supremely intelligent and incisive approach" with "a knack for instantly teasing out the salient issues at hand" and is "known to successfully handle even complex and extraordinary actions" with a "business-oriented approach" "to superb effect". "Tough but fair, she is brilliant in disputes - analytical, concise and diligent."

In 2017, Lara Dorigo was elected by the Swiss Parliament as non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Licensing, Technology Transfer, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Litigation and Arbitration


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