Abello IP

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Abello IP is a leading boutique of mixed patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, offering a total of 15 dedicated patent professionals. The firm is perhaps best known on the contentious side, especially for its pioneering work in the SEP space. The “amazing” Michel Abello, for whom the outfit is named, is well known on the French market. Clients rate him “very professional and very successful. Alongside his expert legal knowledge, he also has a fantastic technical understanding.” Other leading litigators at the ensemble include litigation head Marie Liens and deputy head Guillaume Dubos. Liens has been in the patent profession for nearly 20 years. A skilled tactician, she is especially well versed in litigation in the fields of mechanics and computer-implemented inventions. Of Dubos, patrons remark, “Guillaume possesses excellent skills in patent law. He is really an expert in French legal landscape in this area. He also has a good technical background. Overall, he is an excellent lawyer and is a good and open communicator.” One long-running dispute which has involved many in the firm, including Abello himself and Dubos, is for SFR against Intellectual Ventures, relating to SEPs in the telecommunications sector. On the mechanical side, Liens and Abello have been defending Manitou Bf against allegations of infringement, as well as an invalidity counterclaim. Dubos obtained a preliminary injunction in an ongoing infringement action for Cayago Tec GMbH in the subwater vehicle arena. On the prosecution side, Jean-Baptiste Thibaud is well equipped to support clientele across a range of sectors. His in-house experience has given him particular expertise in optical technologies and networks. Cécile Cauuet is the head of contracts and is a market leader in patent transactional space. Her very busy transactions practice has taken in work in the energy, mechanics, construction and life sciences sectors. With a background in business management, Cauuet knows how to zoom in on the most commercially salient details of every transaction.

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