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August Debouzy

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

The exceptional team advises on all aspects of IP cases. The department has notable expertise in patent issues before the French courts and the European Patent Office, in addition to experience in assisting with trade secret cases. The law firm acts on infringement and nullity proceedings as well as patent prosecution. The team is instructed by an array of international names from the pharmaceutical, energy and technology industries.

Notable practitioners

François Pochart is highly active in a range of patent-related matters, including nullity proceedings, trade secrets, licensing agreements and infringements. He is also well placed to handle international cases. Clients comment: "What makes him an exceptional attorney is the combination of a strong technical background, extremely sharp patent law skills, a very quick understanding of complex situations and execution speed."

Grégoire Desrousseaux draws from a wealth of experience and represents clients in complex patent infringements, nullity actions and opposition proceedings. He routinely handles cross-border mandates. Clients note that he is "a true expert in his field," and add: "He works very hard to get the best results."

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Overview

Headed by 2 well-recognized IP specialists, Grégoire Desrousseaux and François Pochart, August Debouzy’s IP team provides a complete range of legal services, including litigation, both at the national and European levels, and strategic advice aimed at valuing, protecting and transferring IP rights (licensing and freedom-to-operate opinions, patent prosecution before the EPO, IT contracts, transfers of know-how and technology and optimizing trademark portfolios). The IP team frequently leads the way to shaping first-of-a-kind solutions to complex intellectual property issues and disputes, and help their clients in finding creative solutions to reach out of court settlements that often allow them to avoid lengthy and costly litigation proceedings.

August Debouzy is one of the only firms in the French market that can provide in one and only team, such a high level of technical understanding and the capabilities to act in litigation. Over 50% of the IP team’s work includes patent litigation before courts in France (infringement, nullity actions, compensation for employees’ invention and appeals against the decisions of the French Patent Office) or before the EPO (opposition).

The IP lawyers regularly team up with the firm’s tax, corporate, employment and competition law teams (the latter notably on FRAND issues in the telecom area). For example, the firm’s copyright expertise is strengthened by a solid knowledge of taxation schemes, and of employees’ creations and inventions.

Industries

Aerospace & Defense

Automobile

Chemicals

Construction & materials

Energy

Food & Drink producers

Health care

Industrial engineering

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Retail

Software

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

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Intellectual Property

August Debouzy

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Location

7 rue de Téhéran

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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France

Intellectual Property: Patents


François Pochart
Band 2
Grégoire Desrousseaux
Band 1