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Highly-recommended - Firms: prosecution
With 200 IP professionals on deck, all of whom are at the top of their game, Cabinet Beau de Loménie sits among the crème de la crème of French patent prosecution outfits, standing as one of the country’s leading patent filers and one of the highest filers continent-wide. Its multi-disciplinary team is drawn from across Europe, meaning collectively the group has all the language facilities necessary to handle issues wherever they come up. Continuing to receive recognition are Didier Intès, Pierre Balesta, François Delumeau and Philippe Hubert. Intès has been with the firm for 30 years and a partner for almost 20 – he manages a team focused on industries, including mechanical engineering and aerospace and is known for his patent protection and pre-litigation strategies. Lille branch office head Balesta brings commercial insight from his time working in finance and is sought out for his infringement and validity opinions and star turns before the EPO. Delumeau benefits from time spent working in research for telecommunications and computing products and heads up a department of attorneys working around similar technologies; Hubert has been with the ensemble since 1987 and heads up a group focusing on the life sciences. Entering the IAM Patent 1000 alongside this line-up in 2022 is Pierre-Louis Désormière, who leads a team specialised in aeronautics, aerospace, medical devices and energy. He joined the practice in 1998, and since then has been relied upon for his commercial strategies.