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Exceptional team advising on all aspects of IP cases. Notable expertise in patent issues before the French courts and the European Patent Office, in addition to experience in assisting with trade secret cases. Acts on infringement and nullity proceedings as well as patent prosecution. Instructed by an array of international names from the pharmaceutical, energy and construction industries.
François Pochart garners extensive praise from sources for his expertise in patents, with one client extolling: "He is exceptional, understands issues very quickly, knows how to advise us effectively and convince our internal decision-makers." Pochart represents clients in infringement proceedings and also advises on trade secret cases. Interviewees also value his "very sharp technical and legal analysis for all cases."
Clients applaud Grégoire Desrousseaux for his commercial approach and also describe him as "sharp and straight to the point." He has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement and nullity proceedings. One interviewee describes Desrousseaux as "very intelligent, responsive, diligent and inventive."
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August Debouzy's Intellectual Property team provides a complete range of legal services, including litigation, both at the national and European levels, and strategic advice aimed to protect and ass value to intellectual property assets. Headed by 2 well-recognized IP specialists, Grégoire Desrousseaux and François Pochart, our team is most well-known for :
Exceptional capabilities in patent litigation – With a team of 2 Partners and 14 Associates, including 9 European patent attorneys and 12 Attorneys-at-Law, we are one of the only firm in the French market that can provide clients such a high level of technical understanding and the capabilities to act in litigation at both the national and European levels. Over 50% of the IP law team’s work includes patent litigation before courts in France, as well as before European courts and administrative authorities, particularly in connection with opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO). Our work covers infringement/nullity action, compensation for employees’ invention, and appeals against the decisions of the French Patent Office.
Precedent-setting solutions - Our team frequently leads the way to shapping first-of-kind solutions to complex intellectual property issues and disputes.
Strategic advice and contracts - We are also involved in providing strategic advice and drafting documentation related to valuing, protecting and transferring IP rights.
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