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Loyer & Abello – France 2020

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JUVE Comment

This French boutique has a large number of dual-qualified lawyers in its team and, besides patent litigation, also operates a small prosecution practice. The firm is active in some major telecoms and pharma cases. The team is much larger than those of up-and-coming outfits like Schertenleib and this year added two young lawyers to its partnership. The strategy of positioning itself as a mixed firm is promising, if Loyer & Abello steps up its involvement in major cases.

Strengths

Mixed team with broad technical expertise.

European strategy

The independent boutique has experience coordinating international patent cases. However, it shares its connections to similarly positioned firms in other countries with competitors, which means it cannot rely on exclusive relationships.

Recommended individuals

Michel Abello

Team

6 partners, 1 counsel, 9 associates, of whom 7 are litigators and 9 are patent attorneys

Specialties

All-round advice and litigation in all IP matters.

Clients

Litigation: SFR (defendant) against Intellectual Ventures, ongoing litigation for Manitou and Bonetto. Prosecution: filing for Citel, Cubisystem, Duncha France, Geocorail, GSE Intégration, Kerlink, Obsta, Terreal, Valeo (all public knowledge).

Location:

Paris