As regards litigation, we regularly advise leading French and international groups in their patent disputes, in various fields (pharmaceuticals and life sciences, telecommunications, mechanics, IT, chemistry).
Our experience covers the dispute regarding the counterfeit and the validity of patents, as well as disputes regarding patent licensing or co-ownership contracts.
We support our clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes, where we steer and coordinate the procedural strategy in several countries.
We advise our clients on all the legal aspects of their patents, whether to give a legal context to an innovative activity (work contracts, research and development contracts, confidentiality agreements), or to draft and negotiate the agreements necessary to the development of a patent or know-how (licensing, sale or co-ownership contracts).
Market-leading practice offering a full service in the area, from corporate IP matters to infringement proceedings. Advises French and multinational clients from various industries including automotive, life sciences, fashion and luxury. Strong expertise in cross-border patent litigation cases. One interviewee comments: 'The IP team is very dynamic, highly qualified, very quick to react and gives very good advice.' Another source praises the creativity of the lawyers and says: 'They are attentive to our needs, very precise in their answers and solution-oriented.'
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel 's patents offering sits within the wider IP/TMT department and consists of five partners who hold substantial expertise in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and telecoms sectors. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier is currently defending Guerbet in a patent invalidity claim brought by Bayer, and Emmanuel Larere teamed up with her to advise Ono Pharmaceutical on its overall patent strategy in France, which currently includes two appeals regarding the French patent office's refusal of two SPCs for major immunotherapy treatments. The team also handled high-stakes litigation on behalf of clients such as Shionogi, Nokia and Maury Imprimeur. Also notable are Grégoire Triet, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Arnaud Michel.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a key player with some extremely skilled, efficient lawyers. It is very active and well known on the market. You see it in all the largest, most important trademark cases. Open-mindedness, commitment and thoroughness characterise the service; clients never receive less than 110%.
WTR 1000 2019