France: Patents 2019

In this chapter we identify 33 excellent patents lawyers who are recognised for their outstanding work relating to matters such as licensing, portfolio management, and litigation.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Sabine Agé Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron, Paris
2. Thomas Bouvet Jones Day, Paris
3. Grégoire Triet Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI, Paris 

Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron performs very well with a total of five lawyers recognised for their work in the field.
Sabine Agé is recognised by sources as “a brilliant patent litigator”. She regularly works on patent ownership and co-ownership matters, and has in-depth knowledge of telecoms and multimedia systems.

Denis Monégier du Sorbier is an outstanding patents lawyer who gains widespread recognition for his work on disputes with a cross-border element.
Benoît Strowel is globally known as an excellent patents lawyer with a strong cross-border practice. He has in-depth knowledge of the fields of electronics and mechanics.
Amandine Métier is very well regarded for her work in the field of patents. She has worked on several complex disputes involving standard-essential patents.
Pierre Véron is recognised for his top-tier patents practice, an area in which he is held in high esteem for his extensive experience.

Gide Loyrette Nouel sees five patents lawyers listed in this chapter.
Grégoire Triet is a “key name” in the patents legal space who is applauded for his excellent work handling patent validity and infringement disputes.
Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier is an expert patent litigator working domestically and across Europe. She has vast experience of patents related matters involving the life sciences field, particularly expertise in drugs and medical devices.
Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry comes highly recommended by peers for his profound skills advising on complex disputes patent disputes, with a particular focus on technology.

With over 20 years’ patents experience Thomas Bouvet of Jones Day is a prominent player in the field. He is well versed in advising on standard-essential patents and supplementary protection certificates.

Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés sees two excellent patents lawyers listed here.
Thierry Mollet-Vieville receives widespread plaudits for his top-notch patents practice and is credited with an in-depth knowledge of pharma-related matters.
According to peers, Thomas Cuche is a “standout” patents lawyer and works in a number of areas, including health, pharma, electronics and biotech.

Allen & Overy‘s Laëtitia Bénard has “a very strong patents practice”, remark peers. She is “definitely a very important name” in the French market and is “excellent in the field of life sciences”.
David Por is widely recognised as a superb patents lawyer with a strong litigation practice. He has worked on a high number of cases in the fields of pharma and telecoms.

Grégoire Desrousseaux of August & Debouzy is very highly regarded in the field of patents and performs extremely well in this year’s research. He has strong expertise in engineering and offers clients contentious as well as non-contentious services.

Emmanuel Gougé of Pinsent Masons comes highly recommended for his work in patents. He is a very strong litigator who works within the fields of pharma, electronics and life sciences.

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard of Hogan Lovells is recognised for his outstanding patents work as well as his significant expertise in the areas of life sciences, chemistry and telecoms.

Marianne Schaffner of Dentons is “doing an excellent job in patents and is very active in the market” say sources. She works on disputes in the areas of technology, telecoms and healthcare.

Peers “certainly recommend” Marina Cousté of Simmons & Simmons for her work in the patents space. She is a “long-standing figure in the market” who works with the electronics, pharma and optical sectors.

Jean-Frédéric Gaultier of Taliens is an “excellent patents lawyer” who is “very active” in the field, most notably on matters involving medical devices and mechanics.

Pauline Debré of Linklaters is “an extremely good professional” who is recognised for her superb work on cross-border cases in the areas of telecoms and healthcare.

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