Alejandro Angulo

IAM Research

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Silver - Individuals: litigation

“Patent litigation is the speciality of Grau & Angulo and its lawyers excel at understanding complex technologies and argue them effectively in court.” A testament to its strength and quality is its recent work on behalf of TEVA, where Javier Huarte and Ignacio Pontijas successfully defended the pharmaceutical giant in preliminary injunction proceedings against Bayer. “Javier is an outstanding advocate and the natural choice for generic companies. He gets down to the nitty gritty of each case and is very precise in his explanations.” Pontijas has represented patrons in some of the country’s most high-profile pharmaceutical cases and is a regular writer on the subject. Colleague Ignacio Marqués is leading an infringement action for healthcare company Grifols, which specialises in providing high-tech medical equipment. The ensemble also has considerable strength in the telecommunications arena, and lately Jesús Arribas and Ana-Laura Morales have been handling an important matter for Xiaomi that will have interesting ramifications for the Spanish market, as it deals with previously unexplored issues for which no case law exists, such as infringement of essential patents and FRAND issues. On behalf of US company Two-Way Media, the pair teamed up with firm founder Alejandro Angulo to fight telecoms heavyweight Telefónica Group in enforcement proceedings concerning live streaming of audio and video over the internet. In the words of one interviewee: “Alejandro is responsive and easy to work with – two qualities that make him an exceptionallitigator.”

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