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France: Patent Attorneys 2017

Through interviewees with lawyers, experts and market sources, we have identified 24 of the leading patent attorneys in France.

GERMAIN & MAUREAU performs well in our research, with three of its top patent attorneys recognised.
Philippe Verriest is identified as one of the leading practitioners in our research and is described as “a pleasure to work with” by impressed sources. He handles matters in France and across Europe concerning IT, electronics and telecommunications.
Frederic Gaillarde is “well liked” by interviewees for his expertise in patent matters. He is a qualified civil engineer and has a deep understanding of complex issues.
Stéphane Agasse is described as “excellent in life sciences” by sources, who particularly highlight him as “very efficient and fast” in his mandates.

Three practitioners from SANTARELLI are highlighted.
Thierry Caen is a distinguished figure in the market with more than 30 years’ experience as a patent agent. He is particularly well regarded for his expert in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Firm managing partner Luc Santarelli adeptly handles oppositions, infringements and ownership litigation for a range of clients across the electronics, software and telecoms industries, among others.
Hélène Stankoff is also recommended.

At CABINET BEAU DE LOMÉNIE, five practitioners are recommended.
Didier Intes is highlighted as a “very efficient” patent attorney by interviewees. He has extensive experience in mechanics and hydraulic issues and handles the full range of litigation, prosecution and contractual matters.
Pierre-Louis Désormière acts for clients in the medical sector and in aeronautics and space technology. He is a qualified French and European patent attorney.

At MARKS & CLERK FRANCE, co-managing partner Christian Nguyen-Van-Yen performs well in our research. He has notable expertise in electronics, semiconductors and medical devices.

Carol Almond-Martin of ERNEST GUTMANN YVES PLASSERAUD SAS is widely praised by sources, who call her an “excellent opposition practitioner”. She is particularly well regarded for her understanding of plant biology, biotechnology and immunology patents.
Anne Desaix is also highlighted for her wide-ranging patent expertise, covering chemistry, biotechnology and diagnostics.

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