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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
Home to one of France’s leading patent litigation teams, Hoyng Rokh Monegier seeks to capitalise on its leading position to become a litigation firm of choice at the UPC. Clientele and peers are unequivocal in declaring the group’s attorneys among “the foremost patent litigators in France today, with an excellent knowledge of the UPC system too. Sabine Agé, Florence Jacquand, Caroline Levesque and Amandine Métier are an excellent team. All four are extremely experienced in all aspects of patent litigation. Working with them is very reassuring. In particular, they are very comfortable handling multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. They are convincing to the magistrates during oral hearings, which is a considerable asset for the clients. They are surrounded by a large and competent team of associates, which ensures that their work is not only of very high quality, but also that it is done quickly. They are all excellent lawyers – Sabine is a master strategist in patent litigation; she is always one step ahead of her adversaries. She is enormously experienced and one of the top patent litigators in Europe. Florence, Caroline and Amandine are well positioned to succeed her, and Marta Mendes is another excellent addition to this very seamless and well-oiled team. Marta provides very skilful and efficient advice in litigation proceedings. She kept to a strict timeline and secured a win in her clients’ favour. Amandine is a brilliant up-and-comer with excellent advocacy skills. She is forceful, persuasive and a great strategist. Caroline is simply excellent in patent law. She works really well with her clients and always seeks to understand their business concerns. She builds a strategy alongside the patron, whether plaintiff or defendant, in order to protect their interests. Everything the firm does is accomplished with seriousness and expertise. For major pharmaceutical litigation, Benoît Strowel is excellent. Benoît is a fearless litigator, ready to take on cases which look unwinnable and then turn them around. Benoît and Marta collaborate well and are pleasant to work with. Both are efficient, and their skills and professionalism have been on a very high level. The whole firm invariably does a good job. They are well prepared and deliver very good speeches. They have a strong understanding of SEPs, are good communicators and have an easy command of English.” The other leading practitioners are firm namesake and legendary litigator Denis Monégier du Sorbier and the 20 years’ experienced Sophie Micallef. Micallef’s IP practice is comprehensive and takes in employee’s inventions, unfair competition and false advertising suits, alongside infringement proceedings. Micallef is smart and detail oriented; one recent matter sees her and Monégier support Bouygues Telecom in an SEP infringement action brought by Intellectual Ventures. Monégier has considerable experience in IP litigation and is known across the country for his strong procedural skills and tenacity as a litigator.