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Intellectual Property - Patents - 2017 Ranking of the Top Industrial Property Attorneys (France)

Intellectual property consulting
Leading
  • Pierre Balesta, Philippe Hubert, François Delumeau, Didier Intès, Pierre-Louis Désormière
  • Gabriel de Kernier, Jean-Yves Plaçais , Alexis Renard, Jérémie Palacci
  • Éric Burbaud, Albert Hassine, Marielle Chateau, Raphaël Fleurance, Francis Berogin, Geoffroy Cousin, Bertrand Loisel, Frédéric Niemann, Cyra Nargolwalla, Didier Boulinguiez, Catherine Touati, Ina Schreiber
  • Gérard Dossmann, Axel Casalonga, Olivier Delprat, Francis Zapalowicz, Virginie Martin-Charbonneau, Véronique Crest, Jean-Baptiste Lecoeur, Julien Thon, Gwennhaël Le Roy, Jürgen Neugebauer
  • Jérôme Collin, Christian Texier, Barbara Casadewall, Marie Audren, Emmanuelle Levy, Jean-Robert Callon de Lamarck, Anne Bogard Boutaric, Stéphanie Célaire, Francis Ahner, Frédérique Faivre Petit
  • François Lepelletier-Beaufond, Luc Santarelli, Hélène Stankoff, Ghislain de Trémiolles, Thierry Caen, Bruno Quantin
Excellent
  • Philippe Ahner, Éric Augarde, Philippe Audier, Pascal Moutard, Thomas Moisand
  • Julia Andral-Ziurys, Carol Almond-Martin, Anne Desaix, Carole Sellin
  • Nicolas Delorme, Philippe Verriest, Renaud Chevalier, Stéphane Agasse, Frédéric Gaillarde
  • Caroline de Mareüil-Villette, Claire Verschelde
  • Christophe Cornuejols, Jean-Christophe Hamann, Christian Schmit, Samuel Deschamps, Emmanuelle Fourcade, Marc Majerowicz, Didier Maupilier, Guillaume Mortreux, Alexandre Ribeiro Dias
  • Valérie Feray, Laurence Lenne, Valérie Godineau, Sylvie Hervouet-Malbec, Wilfried Peguet, Jean-Loup Laget
  • Alain Colombet, Gérard Myon, Etienne Habasque, Bertrand Domenego, Philippe Blot
  • Michel Abello, Jean-Baptiste Thibaud, Mickaël Jeuland, William Hammond
  • Jean-Marc Bréda, Isabelle Dudouit, Alain Collet, Sophie Esselin, Marie-Pierre Henriot, Laurent Lucas, Gérald Brunelli, Christian Nguyen-Van-Yen, Enrico Priori
  • Christophe Saint-Marc-Etienne, Marie-Pierre de Lambilly, Marc Bethenod, Éric Enderlin, Fabien Gauchet
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BRINGING INNOVATIVE TALENT TO IP
Firm

Hirsch & Associes

Leader

Marc-Roger Hirsch and Christophe Andral

Team

Marc-Roger Hirsch

Since

1968

Track record : The firm’s practice is highly international, and has a significant clientele consisting of multinationals. Distinguished by its dual approach of IP litigation and prosecution, the firm manages various large IP portfolios, especially in patent matters, while also actively representing clients in courtrooms with regard to the full spectrum of IP issues.
Differentiation : Founding partner Marc-Roger Hirsch is considered a prominent figure in the French IP industry. He founded the first firm to have two teams collaborating closely on both litigation and prosecution, enabling comprehensive understanding of complicated cases of IP protection. Christophe Andral heads the chemistry and life sciences practice and has more than 25 years’ experience in IP with two major international companies.
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AN INTEGRATED AND MODERN APPROACH TO IP
Firm

Jacobacci & Coralis-Harle

Leader

Séverine Redon

Team

Séverine Redon

Since

1819

Track record : The firm is active in patents, trademarks and designs, advising clients from the genesis of an idea all the way through to disputes. The team assists large international market leaders, innovative SMEs and startups, covering promising sectors in each country where the firm is present, from mechanics and fashion in Italy, to chemistry and optics in France.
Differentiation : Arising from the combination of two firms in 2016 – Jacobacci and Coralis Harle Phelip – the firm has proven expertise in defending and valuating industrial property, and is long established in the southern Europe. The numerous specialties of the team have allowed them to establish a true multidisciplinary range of services.
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PASSION IN SERVICE OF CLIENTS’ ECONOMIC INTERESTS
Firm

ICOSA

Leader

Caroline de Mareüil-Villette and Claire Verschelde

Team

Caroline de Mareüil-Villette

Since

2009

Track record : Specialists in life sciences, the two partners of the firm handle a very diverse portfolio of innovators: pharmaceutical laboratories, research centers, healthcare companies and startups, among others. They are well-known for the strategic management and application of patent portfolio in different industries such as chemistry and medical devices. The team also makes sure potential acquisitions are viable.
Differentiation : With an everincreasing presence at the market, Icosa continues to invest in the quality of their team to be able to face increasingly complex cases. The firm’s entrepreneurship and dynamic culture allow their engineers’ to understand rapidly the fast changing conditions of the IP universe. The Brussels office, composed of four engineers, offers a solid European foundation to the firm.
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DEPENDABLE ALLY OF COSMETICS COMPANIES
Firm

Cabinet Tripoz

Leader

Inès Tripoz

Team

Inès Tripoz

Since

2009

Track record : The litigation-specialist firm represents, in the main, startups in France and abroad as well as cosmetics and generic medicines companies. The team provides clients with a strong value-added service in all aspects of industrial property, from the protection of intangible assets to their defense in case of counterfeiting and/ or unfair competition.
Differentiation : Following significant growth in their trademark department, Julie Cahen, an IP attorney specialized in trademarks and designs, joined the firm at the start of 2016. The team is distinguished by hyper-specialization in the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, made possible by the advanced technical savoir faire of its experts.
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A WIDE AND RAPIDLY-GROWING NETWORK OF EXPERTS
Firm

Ipside

Leader

Christophe Cornuéjols and Jean-Christophe Hamann

Team

Christophe Cornuéjols

Since

1980

Track record : The firm assists big companies, public research institutions, as well as SMEs and startups, with their IP issues. From patent and trademark filing and protection to advice on contractual matters (cessation, licences, distribution) and litigation, the team, made up of complimentary profiles, acts at all levels of innovation-related legal matters.
Differentiation : With six offices in France and two in Las Vegas and San Francisco, IPside (ex Schmit-Chrétien) have been adept at developing an extensive network in areas where innovation is being spearheaded. The firm also has a presence in China thanks to its two permanent offices. A member of the BPIFrance Excellence program, this ambitious outfit has raised €6
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BIG INDUSTRIAL GROUPS’ PREFERRED ADVISOR
Firm

Cabinet Flechner

Leader

Olivier Eidelsberg and David Bliquey

Team

Olivier Eidelsberg

Since

1919

Track record : The firm manages an important trademark portfolio, and advises big German companies in the automobile and electronics sectors, as well as French companies in the haute couture and textile industries. Their expertise covers cases in different domains of the IP universe such as patent, trademark, copyright and domain names.
Differentiation : Thanks to their technical expertise, the team handles a wide array of IP matters. Organization transparency and long-term excellence are the firm’s defining traits. Cabinet Flechner has a network of international partner firms to handle international dossiers. The team is led by patent expert Olivier Eidelsberg and David Bilquey who excels at issues of trademark and domain names.
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FORGING CLOSE TIES WITH CLIENTS
Firm

IXAS CONSEIL PARIS

Leader

Martin Schmidt

Team

Martin Schmidt

Since

1989

Track record : The firm has developed strong activity in patent prosecution for big industrial groups. The team has carried out large-scale audits and major technological transfer operations for industrial sites. They advised an international enterprise on a full analysis of freedom of exploitation.
Differentiation : Martin Schmidt attaches particular importance to the quality of the close-knit relationships the firm has with clients and handles their cases with the same care, regardless of their financial worth. Closeness, reactivity and transparency are the firm’s watchwords. Authorized to work in Germany, the French firm have represented several companies before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and German courts.
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