Partner at Pinsent Masons
Emmanuel Gougé heads the IP department of Pinsent Masons in France. With over 25 years’ experience, he is a renowned counsel and litigator in IP law, with a strong focus on patents, trade secrets and trademarks. With his dual qualification in England and Wales, and France, as well as his professional background in Germany, Mr Gougé has been involved in a range of multi-jurisdictional IP matters, including validity, infringement and ownership litigation.
His practice focuses mainly on:
- life sciences; and
- medical devices.
Mr Gougé has specific experience in transactional works, including FRAND licensing and patent pool issues.
Mr Gougé has been involved in a wide range of cross-border litigations and has played an instrumental role in advising clients on a range of multi-jurisdictional copyright, trademark and design rights matters. Mr Gougé’s experience is complemented by his expertise in drafting and negotiating domestic and international IP agreements, technology transfer agreements and licensing agreements. Mr Gougé was president of the Licensing Executive Society (LES France) from 2011 to 2015 and leader of the European Committee of LES International (LESI), and is now co-chair of LESI’s Long Range Planning Committee.
Mr Gougé is a regular lecturer at the European Patent office (European Patent Academy), as well as the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in Strasbourg.
Mr Gougé is recognised as a leading individual in intellectual property in a number of directories such as Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, IP Stars and IAM Patent 1000.
He is fluent in French, English and German.