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3 Ranked Lawyers

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Life Sciences: Patent Litigation - Spain
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What the team is known for

Clifford Chance has a long-established reputation as a market-leading IP practice in Spain. It benefits from the presence both of hugely respected senior partners and of more junior lawyers who also attract roles on important life sciences sector cases. The firm acts for some of the world's most prominent pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices or diagnostics companies on patent infringement actions against competitors and on any corresponding revocation actions.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised Illumina on a dispute with MGI Latvia Tech and Comercial Rafer over the infringement of patents protecting methods for the sequencing of DNA.

Notable Practitioners

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Miquel Montañá
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Interviewees say that Miquel Montañá is "one of Europe's best patent litigators." He acts for leading innovator pharmaceuticals companies on patent infringement actions. "He is really creative, is good on the case law and knows the industry really well," states one source. He also has experience in litigation relating to the enforcement of market exclusivity rights. Interviewees highlight his profound technical expertise and say that "no matter what work you give him, he will do it brilliantly."

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Isabel Carulla
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Isabel Carulla plays a key role in many of the firm's pharmaceuticals patent litigation mandates. Clients say that "she is clear, fast and proactive in proposing ideas." "She is an experienced lawyer who knows our business well and is an excellent litigator," states a second source.

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Josep Montefusco
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Josep Montefusco acts on Spanish patent proceedings arising as part of pan-European life sciences disputes. Interviews highlight his success in building a strong practice within Clifford Chance and praise his specific skill in the quantification of damages caused by patent breaches.

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Miquel Montañá
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Isabel Carulla
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Josep Montefusco
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