Pierre Véron is a member of the Paris Bar.His 14-lawyer firm, with offices in Paris and Lyon, deals only with patent litigation, with a special emphasis on international cases. It obtained the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Managing Intellectual Property Award for the French Law Firm of the Year and the 2003, 2007 and 2009 Décideurs Award for the Best Intellectual Property Law Practice in France. Pierre Véron is the honorary president of EPLAW, the European Patent Lawyers Association, which he founded in 2001 and of the French association of patent litigators. He has taught European patent litigation at the International Centre of Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg. Since 2007, he has served as an expert with the European commission for projects involving the European Union patent court. Pierre Véron is the editor of Saisie-Contrefaçon, a book published by the leading French publisher Dalloz (third edition, 2012), and of Concise International and European Intellectual Property Law, published by Kluwer Law International in 2008. He is also the author of more than 50 other publications on patent litigation. He has presented numerous reports on behalf of the AIPPI French group and has also acted as officer of various international AIPPI committees. A former president of the arbitration centre of Lyon and a former associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitors, he has been involved in several arbitration proceedings, either as counsel, arbitrator or chairman of the arbitration panel. Véron & Associés maintains a statistical study on patent litigation in France. The latest report concerns the 10-year period 2000-2009, which is a follow-up to a previous study spanning 1990-1999. Both can be found on the firm's website.
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