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Germain Maureau has been resident on the French IP market for 170 years, and its reputation is by no means waning. With a staff of 115 people – including 50 IP attorneys and 11 partners – and with 30,000 patents under its care, the prosecution outfit is one of the largest and most prolific in the country. It sits in the top 10 French Patent Cooperation Treaty filers and is one of the most frequent visitors to the EPO Board of Appeal. Among its experts is the technically sound Philippe Verriest, who has been a partner of the firm for more than 10 years and benefits from his time working within a software publishing company. Alban Dumont also brings electronics know-how – in the microelectronics and semiconductor fields – but also knows his stuff when it comes to the automotive and chemistry sectors. He became a partner in 2021 and enters the IAM Patent 1000 in 2022. Covering the aeronautics, automotive and medical devices sectors is Nicolas Delorme, who has gained a global outlook thanks to time spent working in London. Heading up the chemistry, pharmaceutical and life sciences end is Stéphane Agasse, who has previously worked within the patent department of a major agrochemical company, and comes in for rave client reviews: “Beyond his perfect mastery of intellectual property rights, he is always available and puts all the energy necessary into providing the most efficient advice possible.”