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France: Patents 2017

We highlight 31 of France’s leading patent lawyers whose expertise covers industries including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, technology and computing, among many others.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Denis Schertenleib Cabinet Schertenleib, Paris
2. Grégoire Triet Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris
3. Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan Bird & Bird, Paris
4. Laëtitia Bénard Allen & Overy, Paris
5. Sabine Agé Véron & Associés, Paris

VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS is home to three excellent patent lawyers.
Sabine Agé continues to be regarded as one of France’s top patent lawyers. She has over 20 years’ experience in patent litigation and covers matters involving telecoms, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Amandine Métier is highly proficient in the patent arena and regularly advises both domestic and international clients in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters.
Firm founder Pierre Véron maintains his position as a legendary figure in the market.

GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL obtains an unmatched four listings in this year’s edition.
Grégoire Triet is described by impressed peers as “reliable, tough and good for his clients” and a “top choice” for complex matters in the area. He is particularly well regarded for his pharmaceutical expertise.
Experienced practitioner Arnaud Michel is highly regarded for his French and European patent law  expertise.
Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier and Emmanuel Larere are both nominated by prominent peers for their understanding of complex patent matters.

AUGUST & DEBOUZY features two well-regarded practitioners.
François Pochart is qualified as both a lawyer and a patent attorney and has substantial expertise in engineering matters.
Grégoire Desrousseaux adeptly advises clients on engineering matters and is experienced handling matters at both a domestic and international level.

At BIRD & BIRD, Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan is a “great lawyer” whose patent litigation practice covers telecoms, electronics and pharmaceutical matters, among others. She also assists clients with non-contentious IP matters.

Laëtitia Bénard of ALLEN & OVERY heads the firm’s Paris patent offering and is described as a “very present and important” practitioner in the market. She has particularly deep expertise in the life sciences sector.

Julien Fréneaux of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG “really knows his stuff and is doing very well for his clients”, say impressed peers. He handles all manner of French and international patent matters, covering areas including sporting equipment and medical devices.

Thierry Mollet-Vieville at DUCLOS THORNE MOLLET-VIÉVILLE & ASSOCIÉS is an excellent choice for patent matters, according to our research, particularly on domestic concerns.

Thomas Bouvet of JONES DAY is a well-known name focuses his practice solely on patent litigation. He has outstanding experience in matters including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and cosmetics.

DECHERT’s Marianne Schaffner draws widespread praise from the market for her broad-based patent practice. Among her areas of standout expertise are life sciences, telecoms and agribusiness.

Denis Schertenleib at CABINET SCHERTENLEIB is highlighted by peers as an “outstanding professional” who is “the best in France for biotech”. He also handles matters involving mechanics and telecommunications.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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