Julien Fréneaux


Julien Fréneaux represents clients before the French courts in all IP matters, including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and unfair competition. His practice focuses on patent infringement and validity litigation, including appeal proceedings before the French courts competent to hear IP matters. Mr Fréneaux frequently handles cases that involve coordinating with teams of lawyers from other jurisdictions, as well as parallel litigation proceedings in different countries under a complex international litigation framework. He has handled many multinational patent conflicts concerning technologies such as medical devices and sports equipment, as well as technologies in the field of mechanical engineering. He also handles a number of fashion design infringement cases.

Mr Fréneaux also deals with licensing matters, technology transfer agreements and IP-related contracts. He has led and supervised teams of auditors conducting IP due diligence during large M&A transactions.

Mr Fréneaux graduated from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies at the University of Strasbourg with a professional degree in patent law. He also has a postgraduate degree in IP law from the University of Paris. He was admitted to the Paris Bar as a specialist in intellectual property and is a member of several IP professional associations, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Licensing Executives Society and the European Patent Lawyers Association. He is also the co-author of the French chapter of Interpretation of patents in Europe: applications of Article 69 EPC.

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5 rue Boudreau
Paris 75009

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