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VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS IS RECOMMENDED BY THE FRENCH AND INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE DIRECTORIES

2018

  • IP Stars Handbook Patents 2018

    In March 2018, patent litigation boutique Véron & Associés and Hoyng Rokh Monegier announced that they will merge to become Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron in France. “Véron & Associés has some of the finest experts in patent litigation in the country,” says a client who adds: “They have a very good knowledge of the judicial system and also of foreign jurisdictions.” The boutique is led by Sabine Agé, Amandine Métier, and Florence Jacquand. Market IP STARS HANDBOOK 2018 commentators say the firm still maintains its excellent reputation and offers “good value” despite losing a number of lawyers in recent years. Agé and Métier are picked out as the key partners. The “very reliableAgé is one of the practitioners listed in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP (2018). Caroline Levesque and Marta Mendes are rising stars in the firm. Another client says the team has “a very good track record” and “listens to its clients to secure their interests”.

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  • Décideurs, Guide-annuaire 2018
    Santé, pharmacie & biotechnologies

    VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS DÉFEND LES BREVETS AVEC TÉNACITÉ ET CRÉATIVITÉ

    Track record : disposant d’un savoir -faire unanimement reconnu en matière de contentieux des brevets d’invention, l’équipe apporte son concours à des laboratoires pharmaceutiques innovants mais aussi à des organismes de recherche, des fabricants de dispositifs médicaux et des entreprises de cosmétique. Les biosimilaires représentent une part croissante de son activité.
    Différenciation : seul en France à pratiquer exclusivement du contentieux des brevets d’invention, Véron & Associés sait s’entourer des meilleurs spécialistes pour traiter cette matière sous tous ses aspects : techniques, économiques (évaluation des dommages causés par les actes de contrefaçon), graphiques (illustration des questions techniques par des dessins et animations) et linguistiques.

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  • Leaders League, Intelligence Report & Directory Series 2017
    Innovation – Technology & Intellectual Property

    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER VÉRON: AT THE CONFLUENCE OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY

    Track record: Véron & Associés, which focuses exclusively on patent litigation, has recently merged with Hoyng Rokh Monegier. Together, they will form an eminent team in intellectual property. The firm recently distinguished itself in a technical and ethical case concerning Gilead’s HIV medication, whose proprietary rights were about to expire and were coveted by generic brands.
    Team & differentiation: The team creates animation and film to make the scientific intricacies of the patents it is defending as accessible as possible for those in the courtroom. In addition, the presence of a scientific advisor, a former physics and che- mistry professor, also contributes to a better understanding of their technical properties.

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  • IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018

    “Véron & Associés is unquestionably a top firm with impressive visibility in the market and some superb patent lawyers. Competitors appreciate having it on the other side; it’s always a redoubtable opponent.” The much-acclaimed litigation boutique has a feel for how to provide judges with a clear understanding of the subject matter at hand; working closely with scientific experts and graphic designers, it produces clear visual aids, such as charts and animations, that adeptly highlight the essential issues. Sabine Agé is one of the best-known contentious stars in the country. “She is an absolutely excellent lawyer- top in her field. There aren’t many individuals as comfortable considering the international elements of complex cases as she is.” Amandine Métier joins her in the IAM Patent woo for 2018. “Having deep knowledge of the French legal system, she handles cases with great aplomb.” She is not one to pull punches in the courtroom, but is totally at home handling arbitration proceedings too.

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  • Who’s Who Legal France 2018

    Boutique patent litigation firm VÉRON & ASSOCIES also holds a strong market position, and is home to three highly regarded patent litigators.
    Sabine Agé ranks among the very elite of practitioners in our research, with commentators describing her as “a phenomenal patent litigator”. Having specialised in intellectual property for more than 24 years, she is internationally regarded as an expert in the field.
    Amandine Métier is described as “excellent” by respondents, who praise her sharp intellect and deep understanding of standard essential patents and fair, reasonable, and non -discriminatory (FRAND) terms.

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  • Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 2018

    Sabine Agé at VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS is a prominent name in the sector with a strong reputation for her work in the pharmaceutical, chemistry and medical devices fields.

    Amandine Métier is cited.

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  • Chambers Global Practice Guides, Patent Litigation 2018
    France – law and practice
    Contributed by Véron & Associés Authors: Sabine Agé, Amandine Métier, Florence Jacquand

    Véron & Associés is a multidisciplinary team consisting of 13 people based in Paris and Lyon, including nine lawyers and a professor of physics and chemistry, devoting its activity entirely to patent litigation. The firm is particularly active in the fields of pharmaceutical products and medical devices, as well as in the fields of electronics, telecoms and computing, also regularly handling cases relating to chemistry and physics, cosmetics, consumer products and automotive. Part of Véron’s work consists in ensuring that judges gain, as rapidly as possible, a proper understanding of the technologies covered by the litigated patent, and the firm is recognised for its expertise in presenting such technical issues or complex factual situations. Véron handles many pan-European or international disputes, and prepares clients for the entry into force of the unitary patent and the forthcoming establishment of the Unified Patent Court. The firm has also developed an expertise in arbitration and mediation procedures, and has notable experience of customs detention procedures based on patents. Sabine Agé, Amandine Métier and Florence Jacquand are the partners of the firm.

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2017

  • Décideurs, Guide-annuaire 2017
    Innovation, Technologies & Propriété Intellectuelle

    Track record : la clientèle du cabinet est composée de grandes et moyennes entreprises dans des secteurs d’activité pour qui le brevet d’invention constitue une arme stratégique vitale comme la pharmacie, la cosmétique, la chimie, l’agroalimentaire ou les télécommunications. Elle intervient de plus en plus auprès d’acteurs innovants dans le domaine des biosimilaires et des dispositifs médicaux.
    Différenciation : « 100 % patent litigation » est la devise de Véron & Associés qui se consacre exclusivement au contentieux des brevets d’invention dont il couvre toutes les facettes : juridique, technique, économique, linguistique… Indépendant, le cabinet peut compter sur un réseau solide d’équipes spécialisées en IP en Europe et aux États-Unis.

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  • Leaders League, Intelligence Report & Directory Series 2017
    Innovation – Technology & Intellectual Property

    Track record: The firm’s clientele includes large and medium-sized businesses in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, agrifood and telecom sectors, for whom patents of invention constitute a vital strategic asset. The firm is increasingly involved with innovative players in the biosimilars and medical devices areas.
    Team & differentiation: « 100 % patent litigation » is the motto of Véron & Associés who dedicate themselves exclusively to invention patents, in all their aspects, judicial, technical, economic, linguistic, etc. Although an independent outfit, the firm can count on a reliable network of IP teams in Europe and the US.

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  • Décideurs, Guide-annuaire 2017
    Les meilleurs cabinets d’avocats d’affaires et leurs partenaires & prestataires

    Véron & Associés is cited.

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  • Who’s Who Legal France 2017

    MOST HIGHLY REGARDED: 5. SABINE AGÉ, Véron & Associés, Paris
    VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS is home to three excellent patent lawyers.
    Sabine Agé continues to be regarded as one of France’s top patent lawyers. She has over 20 years’ experience in patent litigation and covers matters involving telecoms, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
    Amandine Métier is highly proficient in the patent arena and regularly advises both domestic and international clients in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters.
    Firm founder Pierre Véron maintains his position as a legendary figure in the market.

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  • Who’s Who Legal Patents 2017

    Sabine Agé, Amandine Métier and Pierre Véron are cited.

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  • IP Stars Handbook Patents 2017

    Patent litigation boutique Véron & Associés remains highly recommended by market commentators. “They can litigate in any technical field,” one rival affirms. The firm, however, experienced some changes in 2016: at the time of writing, the firm’s partners are Sabine Agé, Amandine Métier and Florence Jacquand. Patent litigation supremo Pierre Véron acts as counsel, while Thomas Bouvet has left with a number of associates and Isabelle Romet is no longer with the firm. Véron is recognised for his involvement in the preparations for the Unified Patent Court project, and Agé is one of the practitioners listed in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP (2017).

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2016

  • Chamber Global, the world’s leading business lawyers 2016

    Pierre Véron (see p.1203) is a reference on the market for all patent matters. He sits on the advisory panel for the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court and has edited a number of reference books.

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  • Expert Guides Best of the best 2016

    Pierre Véron is a member of the Paris Bar.

    His 12-lawyer firm, with offices in Paris and Lyon, deals solely in patent litigation, with a special emphasis on international cases. It obtained the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2015 Managing Intellectual Property Award for the French Law Firm of the Year and the 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2014 Décideurs Award for the Best Intellectual Property Law Practice in France.

    Pierre Véron is the honorary president of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), which he founded in 2001 and of the French association of patent litigators. He has taught European patent litigation at the International Centre of Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg. Between 2007 and 2012 he served as an expert with the European Commission for the creation of the Unified Patent Court in Europe. He has then been a member of the Drafting Committee of the Rules of Procedure of this court. He now serves as an expert in the Expert panel advising the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent court.

    Pierre Véron is the editor of Saisie-Contrefaçon, published by leading French publisher Dalloz (third edition, 2012; trilingual version, 2015), and of Concise International and European Intellectual Property Law, published by Kluwer Law International (third edition, 2014). He is also the author of more than 70 other publications on patent litigation.

    A former president of an arbitration centre and a former associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has been involved in several arbitration proceedings, either as counsel, arbitrator or chairman of the arbitration panel.

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  • Expert Guides Rising Stars 2016

    Patents expert listings

    France

    Amandine Métier

    Véron & Associés Paris

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  • IP Stars 2016

    Véron & Associés is the most respected firm in France for patent litigation, which is its entire focus. « Véron & Associés is unquestionably the leading firm for patent litigation, » says one commentator. Another says the firm is « number 1 in France ». The highly recommended patent litigators at the firm are Isabelle Romet, Pierre Véron, Sabine Age and Thomas Bouvet. « Their written pleadings are top class on technical issues and easy to understand, » one rival admits. « Pierre is the don of patent litigation. » However, another commentator says: « For me Sabine is the best and she is humble. » Patent clients include Airbus Helicopters, Vorwerk and Lilly France.

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  • The legal 500

    Installé à Paris et à Lyon, Veron & Associés ‘excelle dans son domaine’. Entièrement dédié au contentieux de brevets, le cabinet se distingue également par ‘la capacité de ses avocats à travailler en équipe avec ses clients, notamment dans un cadre international’. L’équipe, qui rassemble une douzaine d’avocats, offre des expertises dans de nombreux secteurs de l’industrie, dont la santé, l’électronique, la chimie, les télécoms et la mécanique. Le cabinet est sollicité pour traiter des litiges aux enjeux stratégiques. Il est ainsi intervenu dans un dossier de premier plan en lien avec les bio- similaires, ainsi que dans une affaire soulevant des problématiques de norme Frand pour le compte de Vringo. Airbus Helicopters, AstraZeneca, Honeywell et Lilly sont clients. L’équipe compte dans ses rangs: Pierre Véron (of counsel), Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet, Sabine Agé et Amandine Métier.

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  • Who’s Who Legal France 2016

    Véron & Associés leads the research with four lawyers singled out for inclusion. Pierre Véron has focused exclusively on patent litigation since 1995 and is « world-renowned » for his expertise in the field. He was one of the two French experts who assisted the European Commission in setting up a European patent with unitary effect and a European patent court. Sabine Agé is « a fearless advocate » who represents companies in the fields of telecommunications, medical devices, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, as well as research organisations. Her practice is « greatly respected » by peers who commend her « strong technical skills » and « unflappable manner ».

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  • Who’s Who Legal Patents 2016

    From Véron & Associés Sabine Agé is rated for her « well informed advice » and « responsiveness » when confronted with complex issues, exclusively practising patent litigation for major international clients. Pierre Véron is lauded for « consistently providing the highest quality of advice » by sources, with a particular specialism in invention patent litigation. Thomas Bouvet is a « great tactician « , known for having « pragmatism and creativity » throughout his practice which focuses on patent validity and infringement litigation. Isabelle Romet is considered to be a « sensational » practitioner and « commands great respect worldwide » for her work in the chemistry, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. Amandine Métier has an « astute legal mind » and « excellent reputation » among clients for her patent practice across the telecommunications, medical devices, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and mechanical industries ».

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2015

  • Chamber Global, the world’s leading business lawyers 2015

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    “Star practitioner Pierre Véronis absolutely fantastic“, according to market observers. He is viewed as an authority in patent litigation. Isabelle Romet is described by impressed clients as “strategic, with excellent project management skills“.

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  • IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015

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    There is no question that Véron & Associés should be at the top. Its traditional lawyering skills make it the best example of a patent litigation firm in France“. The “trustworthy, focused boutique” is “supremely skilled” : “it has a strong business approach to its activity and is a challenging opponent in court.” First among equals in this set of “nice, smart lawyers” is the magisterial Pierre Véron. The undisputed patriarch of French patent litigation is a world renowned advocate whose impact on the international IP landscape will be felt for years.

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  • L’Annuaire des Juristes d’Affaires

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    “100% patent litigation, Véron & Associés is a French law firm whose activity is entirely devoted to patent litigation, i.e. infringement, invalidity, licences and other agreements, ownership claim, employees’ inventions. With a total of 40 staff working in more than 1250 m² of office space located in both Paris and Lyon, the firm comprises 14 lawyers working in French and English. The firm possesses the know-how, both human and material, to meet the demands of technically complex patent cases requiring international involvement: two scientific consultants (a teacher of physics and chemistry, a doctor in pharmacy), an economic litigation consultant, a graphic designer and an integrated translation service take charge, in conjunction with the lawyers, of all the technical, economic, graphic and linguistic aspects of patent cases; the team is highly skilled in the most technically advanced scientific and graphical software and uses the latest in electronic document management. The partners Pierre Véron, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet, Sabine Agé, and Amandine Métier are active in all industry sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals and mechanics to electronics and telecommunications”

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  • The Legal 500

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    “The “truly excellentVéron & Associés is recognised as France’s leading firm for litigation, particularly in the healthcare sector. Pierre Véron, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet, Sabine Agé and Amandine Métier are top professionals.”

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  • LMG 2015

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    “Intellectual property law firm Véron & Associés has litigated across various specialty areas, representing multinational and domestic clients alike in matters such as patent invalidity, licensing agreements, and other areas of the law relevant to the life sciences sector. “They made themselves available throughout the case, and we were all very happy about that“, raved one client of the firm’s approachability. The firm prides itself on its accessibility to clients, as well as its sophisticated methods for computation and technical expertise.

    Pierre Véron, partner and renowned patent litigator, founded the firm in 2001 and has since litigated a number of cases involving large French and international entities in the life sciences sector. He recently advised Sanofi in a battle against generic companies concerning an SPC for the antihypertensive combo product irbesartan-HCTZ, or CoAprovel. One client referred to Véron as “very well-equipped to handle issues that arise during litigation“.”

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  • The legal 500

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    Based in Paris and Lyon, Véron & Associés is composed of “lawyers specialised in patents, who acquired a scientific culture and surrounded themselves with technical experts“. The law firm is “permanently informed of the latest decisions and evolutions in patent law in France, the European Patent Office, and the other countries“. It is recommended for the management of “high-value disputes“.
 The team of twelve lawyers offers expertise in many sectors of industry, including health, electronics, chemistry, telecommunications, and mechanics. The law firm is responsible for several strategic disputes, in particular in the field of health, in which it manages a major case on biosimilar issues. The team has recently won several cases. It successfully represented Airbus Helicopters that attacked Bell for the infringement of a landing gear.
AstraZeneca, Honeywell, Lilly, and Seb are clients. The team is composed of the must-go-to Pierre Véron, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet, Sabine Agé, and Amandine Métier, “whose attentiveness, relevance, and availability” are particularly appraised.

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  • Who’s Who Legal 2015

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    “Pierre Véron at Véron & Associés is frequently described as “one of the world’s best” patent litigators and receives recognition for his “impressive versatility” across a number of sectors including chemistry, biotechnology and cosmetics.”

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  • Who’s Who Legal France 2015

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    “Specialist patent litigation firm Véron & Associés garners four listings in this chapter. Pierre Véron is a “distinguished” patent litigator with “unsurpassed experience“. Clients appreciate his “technical expertise” and “commercial sensitivity“. Sabine Agé represents clients in the field of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and mechanics as well as research organisations in litigations over patent ownership, validity and infringement. Isabelle Romet is noted for her patent litigation work in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics ; she is a “great orator“. Thomas Bouvet is noted for his patent validity and infringement litigation practice. He presents sensible and well put together arguments.”

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  • Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 2015

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    “Véron & Associés is a law firm of 14 lawyers, assisted by two scientific consultants, an economic litigation consultant, a graphic designer and translators, dealing exclusively with patent litigation for French and international clients.”

    “Véron & Associés maintains close relationship with top-tier independent law firms in other juridictions, which can handle parallel proceedings in multi-jurisdictional cases.”

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  • Who’s Who Legal Patents 2015

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    Round table with Isabelle Romet.

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2014

  • Who’s Who Legal Patents 2014

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    “Pierre Véron at Véron & Associés is frequently described as “one of the world’s best” patent litigators and receives recognition for his “impressive versatility” across a number of sectors including chemistry, biotechnology and cosmetics.”

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  • Who’s Who Legal France 2014

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    “Véron & Associés achieves three listings including Pierre Véron, a “renowned” patent litigator with significant expertise in the life sciences sector. Sabine Agé advises clients in the medical devices and pharmaceuticals sectors on patent ownership, validity and infringement. Isabelle Romet is known for representing pharmaceutical clients in “high-profile” patent litigation cases.”

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  • Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 2014

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    “Véron & Associés maintains a statistical study on patent litigation in France. The latest report concerns the 10-year period 2000-2009, which is a follow-up to a previous study spanning 1991-1999. Both can be found on the firm’s website.”

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  • Legal 500 US SPECIAL EDITION 2014

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    “Véron & Associés is unanimously recognised as the leading patent litigation firm in France. The 14-lawyer practice has the “highest level of sophisticated expertise” and is often involved in high-end multi-jurisdictional cases, regularly winning matters for clients such as Air Liquide and Vorwerk. The firm also handles key matters in the healthcare sector and recently assisted Sanofi in defending its supplementary protection certificates on blockbuster drug CoAprovel. The five partners in the practice are leading expert Pierre Véron, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet, Sabine Agé and newly promoted partner Amandine Métier.”

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  • Legal 500 2014

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    “A law firm entirely specialised in patent litigation, Véron & Associés is the undisputed leader on the market in this respect. The law firm offer “the highest level of sophistication” and “a very high-quality client service“. The team composed of about fifteen lawyers is “highly skilled” and is regularly mandated to intervene in multi-jurisdictional disputes, in which it is regularly successful, like still recently with Air Liquide and Vorwerk. The law firm is responsible for major cases in the domain of health on behalf of Sanofi which it assists in the defence of its rights on CoAprovel against Teva and other generic laboratories. The team of five lawyers is composed of Pierre Véron, who is one of the greatest specialists on the market, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet, Sabine Agé, and the new promoted Amandine Métier.”

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  • Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS Handbook 2014

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    “Véron & Associés is one of the best contentious patent practices in France. Based in Paris with a branch in Lyon, its 14 lawyers have expertise in a wide range of technical areas. Honeywell, Eurocopter, Merial, L’Oréal, Nokia and Novartis are some of the firm’s key clients. The firm has a reputation for quality which is embodied in its four partners which are universally adored. Founding partner Pierre Véron is the “number 1 lawyer in France for patents; the eminence grise of the French litigation world” according to one patent attorney. Another peer remarks that he is “an expert of immense standing”. The three other partners, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé, are all “IP stars without question”.”

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  • IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

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    “Véron & Associés

    Véron & Associés’ USP is its 100% focus on patent litigation. Its lawyers enjoy the backing of scientific and economic consultants and a translation team; this diversity of know-how gives it an edge over virtually all rivals. At the head of a deep bench sits the peerless Pierre Véron, “a splendid litigator with vast knowledge and razor-sharp presentation skills outstanding in every aspect”. Sources confirm that he has broken new ground in terms of advocacy style, citing as an example his “pioneering and successful use of graphics as visual aids in the courtroom”. He has long made invaluable contributions to the development of law and practice on the continent, and is one of two French experts on the drafting committee convened to lay down the Unified Patent Court’s rules of procedure. Next in command is the “truly excellent” Isabelle Romet. She trained under Pierre Véron, but now stands out as a leader in her own right. Sabine Agé has had a busy year, with trials for Vorwerk, the German manufacturer of the Thermomix food processor, and Air Liquide. “She is extremely thorough and represents her clients in a masterful way. A team player too, she is easy and pleasant to work with.” Dynamo Thomas Bouvet continues to go from strength to strength, covering himself with glory in cases across all fields of technology. In the plant breeders’ rights niche, he is considered an authority.”

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  • LMG 2014 Life Sciences Europe

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    “Véron & Associés
    Intellectual property law firm Véron & Associés has litigated across various specialty areas, representing multinational and domestic clients alike in matters such as patent invalidity, licensing agreements, and other areas of the law relevant to the life sciences sector. “They made themselves available throughout the case, and we were all very happy about that,” raved one client of the firm’s approachability. The firm prides itself on its accessibility to clients, as well as its sophisticated methods for computation and technical expertise.

    Pierre Véron, partner and renowned patent litigator, founded the firm in 2001 and has since litigated a number of cases involving large French and international entities in the life sciences sector. He recently advised Sanofi in a battle against generics companies concerning an SPC for the antihypertensive combo product irbesartan-HCTZ, or CoAprovel. One client referred to Véron as “very well-equipped to handle issues that arise during litigation”.

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2013

  • Who’s Who Business Lawyers – Patents 2013

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    “Véron & Associés is “one of France’s finest patent boutiques” and four of its attorneys are listed in the following pages. Isabelle Romet is “a definite inclusion on anyone’s list“, while Pierre Véron is a prolific author on patent law matters and a “truly outstanding lawyer in every respect“. He is one of the most highly nominated lawyers in the research.”

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  • Who’s Who Life Science 2013

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    “Véron & Associés is “one of the leading patent firms in Europe”, and Pierre Véron was described as “fantastic” and “outstanding” in the course of our interviews. Alongside him, Sabine Agé and Isabelle Romet also rank among the foremost practitioners in the field.”

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  • Chambers Europe 2013

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    The hugely experienced Pierre Véron heads the team. One interviewee describes him simply as “France’s leading patent litigator.” Véron recently advised the INPI (the French Patent Office) on complex, heavily disputed proceedings concerning the expiry of a drug’s supplementary protection certificate. Market sources are full of respect for Isabelle Romet. Her recent activity includes representing Merial in a high-value dispute with Omnipharm.

    THE FIRM
    This top-level firm focuses exclusively on patent litigation. Its long-standing reputation for excellence attracts domestic and international clients from sectors including pharmaceuticals, electronic goods and transport. Commentators associate the firm with an exceptionally thorough and detailed approach, and its lawyers are supported by two scientific consultants, an economic litigation consultant and a graphic designer. Recent instructions have come from the likes of L’Oréal, Nokia, Honeywell and Eurocopter.

    Sources say: “The firm adds value by working out exactly what the client needs; we will phrase a problem in layman’s terms, and they will get to the legal heart of the matter straight away.” “Our issues are often very complex and technical, yet the lawyers are able to understand the science and explain it to a judge. They are very impressive.

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  • Legal 500 Paris 2012-2013

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    “Numerous international clients view Véron & Associés to be ‘the best chance to win’ patent litigation cases, an area in which the firm specialises exclusively. This ‘excellent and highly specialised team’ comprises 13 lawyers led by the renowned Pierre Véron. Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé are also recommended.

    The firm has experience in all main industry sectors, and “obtained a series of landmark victories in 2010 and 2011″. It achieved notable success in defending Novartis’ patent on extended-wear contact lenses in France in the context of its global dispute with Johnson & Johnson.”

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  • LEGAL 500 EMEA

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    “Very solid firm’ Véron & Associés fields ‘very competent professionals’ with first-class expertise in patent litigation. The firm often handles strategic litigation involving parallel proceedings in other countries. It handles high-profile work in the life sciences sector, and successfully defended two of Merial’s patents pertaining to a blockbuster animal health product. The firm also won one of France’s largest damages awards for Agilent Technologies in an IP infringement case. The 13-lawyer team includes market-leading figure Pierre Véron, as well as Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé.”

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  • Managing Intellectual Property Handbook 2013

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    “Véron & Associés focuses solely on patent litigation and this narrow approach has served it well: for many competitors the firm is France’s finest contentious patent practice. It is based in Paris with an additional branch in Lyon. Among its 14 lawyers four are partners, who have expertise in everything from pharmaceuticals to technology, life sciences to telecommunications. Honeywell, Merial, L’Oréal, Nokia and Novartis are some the firm’s key clients.

    The firm’s success and reputation is thanks to pure quality. Its founder Pierre Véron is recognised as one of France’s leading patent lawyers and its other three partners, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé, all have outstanding reputations. “They have a very good understanding and they really drill down into the detail, so their arguments are strong,” says one patent attorney of the firm’s partners.

    One of the firm’s recent successes saw Romet in court defending Merial against a revocation action launched by Omnipharm. In February 2012 the Court of Appeal upheld a first instance judgement that the revocation was inadmissible.
    Bouvet and Véron have been working together for Eurocopter, a helicopter manufacturer, which retained the firm to bring an infringement action against its competitor Bell which it claims has infringed its patent for landing gear.”

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  • IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

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    “France’s premier litigation boutique Véron & Associés is home to a unique “mix of individual talents. Each lawyer is fantastic individually and brings a diverse skill set to the table”. Renowned for its linguistic prowess, the firm wins many multi-jurisdictional instructions as a result of its superior communication capabilities. And clients can taste success as soon as they engage it: “You have the feeling that when you give them a case – in any discipline – it will be handled with finesse. However impossible the issue appears, solutions will be found. You can trust Véron & Associés that nothing will be left aside.” The outstanding Pierre Véron has a matchless reputation. His team includes attorney Sabine Agé, who can instantly get to grips with the most complex technical issues. The accomplished Isabelle Romet is sought after for her shrewd business acumen, especially by clients in the cosmetics field. Thomas Bouvet is an authority on plant breeders’ rights; his smooth litigation style plays well in the courtroom.”

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  • IAM 250 The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

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    Pierre Véron of Véron & Associés is a “superb all-rounder who handles life sciences cases with the same brilliance as he does all areas of patent litigation”.

    Véron & Associés partner Sabine Agé draws praise from market observers, especially for her work for pharmaceutical giant Novartis.

    Thomas Bouvet garners impressive reviews and is a “pillar of the Véron & Associés life sciences team”.

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