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Gold - Firms: litigation and transactions

Leading independent full-service firm ALTIUS has a well-established patent practice, with a proven track record in pharmaceutical litigation for industry giants such as Eli Lilly and Gilead. Department head Christophe Ronse and his right hand man, Kirian Claeyé, run point on these matters: “Christophe and Kirian are a fantastic team, always forcing their opponents to do their utmost without being unnecessarily aggressive.” The “intelligent and astute” Ronse is a first port of call for pharmaceutical originators faced with must-win suits; while IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Claeyé is “a highly respected lawyer with a commanding, tough approach, but a gentlemanly demeanour”. Philippe de Jong also has a penchant for the life sciences and is highly regarded in the agri-food business. He recently represented Heineken in a cross-border patent dispute involving the alleged infringement of a beer dispensing device. “His in-depth knowledge of patent law and eagerness to fully comprehend the invention help him win cases.”

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