In this chapter we identify 30 excellent patents lawyers who are recognised for their outstanding work relating to matters such as licensing, portfolio management and litigation.
Most Highly Regarded
Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron confirms its position as a leading patents firm with four listings.
Denis Monégier du Sorbier is “a skilled attorney” with considerable experience advising on domestic and cross-border IP matters in the aeronautics, automotive, life sciences and luxury goods industries.
Sabine Agé is distinguished among peers for her exceptional handling of patent litigation pertaining to the medical devices, pharmaceutical and convenience goods sectors.
Benoît Strowel is “a highly skilled lawyer and patent litigation specialist”, well known for his excellence across the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Amandine Métier is a leading figure in the French patents market, renowned for her outstanding work in patent litigation proceedings.
Laëtitia Bénard at Allen & Overy ranks as one of the country’s foremost patent lawyers. She is lauded for her profound understanding of cross-border patent litigation involving pharmaceutical and high-tech companies.
David Por is a sought-after figure when it comes to international patent litigation. He is well versed in advising telecommunications and pharmaceutical companies in the full range of patent issues.
Thomas Cuche of Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés is “an accomplished attorney” who is “very persuasive” when representing clients before French courts on IP issues in the pharmaceutical, automotive and luxury goods sectors.
Thierry Mollet-Viéville focuses his top-tier practice on patent and trademark litigation for clients in the pharmaceutical, luxury goods and transport industries.
Emmanuel Gougé with Pinsent Masons has over 20 years of experience in IP matters pertaining to a range of sectors, including manufacturing and technology.
Jones Day’s Thomas Bouvet is noted by sources as “a very reliable lawyer” with over 20 years of experience advising clients on patent and trade secret issues.
Pauline Debré at Linklaters is a top-notch patent specialist, credited with deep expertise in IP litigation across the healthcare and telecommunications sectors.
One market commentator effuses that Grégoire Desrousseaux at August & Debouzy “may be the best IP litigator in France”. He is commended for his “impressive technical and legal skills, as well as the ability to simplify concepts for concise and cogent explanation.”
Benjamin May, founding partner of Aramis Société d’Avocats, is an acclaimed patent lawyer with a first-class practice spanning advisory, as well as litigious, IP and technology issues.
Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier at Gide Loyrette Nouel wins impressive recommendations for her patent practice. She is sought after by some of the world’s top luxury brands and life sciences companies for litigious proceedings.
Grégoire Triet enjoys a stellar international reputation for his impressive work on infringement proceedings and IP transactions.
Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan at Bird & Bird is a standout patent litigator, with a special focus on the pharmaceutical, electronic and telecommunications sectors.
Marina Cousté of Simmons & Simmons is a well-regarded name in the domestic market, experienced at defending patents under domestic, European and international patent law.