France: Patent Attorneys 2018

In this chapter we highlight 19 leading patent attorneys who impress with their expertise when it comes to drafting, prosecution, portfolio management and patent disputes for clients from a broad range of industry sectors.

Most Highly Regarded
1. François Pochart August & Debouzy, Paris
2. Pierre-Louis Désormière Cabinet Beau de Loménie, Paris
3. Didier Intès Cabinet Beau de Loménie, Paris

European patent and trademark attorney firm CABINET BEAU DE LOMÉNIE performs well in this chapter achieving an impressive three listings.
Pierre-Louis Désormière “stands out” in the international marketplace thanks to his excellent work assisting domestic and international clients with their IP strategies, as well as acting in complex patent litigation proceedings.
Didier Intès is “a top name” who is widely regarded as a specialist in mechanical patents. His first-class practice covers a wide range of matters, including patent prosecution, litigation and portfolio management.
François Delumeau is “a standout player” in the market, and wins praise from commentators for his deep expertise in computing, telecoms systems and networks.

Leading IP specialist firm GERMAIN & MAUREAU also sees three impressive patent attorneys highlighted for inclusion this year.
Philippe Verriest ranks prominently in our research thanks to his skilful handling of complex patent litigation issues both in France and across Europe. He is particularly well known for his work in the electronics and telecommunications sectors.
Stéphane Agasse is “a superb practitioner” according to one commentator, who focuses his leading practice on the chemical and life sciences sectors.
Frederic Gaillarde is a patents specialist who is highly recommended for his outstanding expertise across the IT and telecommunications sectors.

French IP outfit SANTARELLI is home to two leading patent attorneys who are internationally recognised for their expertise.
With more than 30 years’ experience Thierry Caen is a well-established figure in the market who is commended for his “outstanding skill as a patent litigator”.
Luc Santarelli is “a key name” in the field, drawing praise for his expert handling of a wide range of matters, including patent oppositions and infringement proceedings, IP strategies and licensing operations.

François Pochart at AUGUST & DEBOUZY is “an important player in the market in almost every field”, according to one source. He is widely regarded to be a leading authority on issues connected with supplementary protection certificates.

The “outstanding” Didier Boulinguiez at CABINET PLASSERAUD is a distinguished patent attorney with a leading patent litigation practice both in France and in Europe.

Christian Nguyen-Van-Yen at MARKS & CLERK impresses market commentators with his deep knowledge, with one source effusing: “He really knows his stuff.” He assists major companies from a range of industry sectors, from nanotechnology and electronics to defence.

The “excellent” Bertrand Domenego at LAVOIX is a well-regarded expert who is known for his significant experience handling European litigation relating to sophisticated patent disputes.

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