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Gold - Individuals: prosecution
Following its recent merger with IpSide and Brevalex, the market-leading Santarelli Group boasts both scale and technical virtuosity when it comes to patent prosecution. On top of these developments, the firm has also unveiled a UPC partnership with the German mixed attorney at law/patent attorney outfit Meissner Bolte. Luc Santarelli is a patent attorney specialising in technical support for infringement proceedings. “Luc is a seasoned professional and a respected partner for IP ventures. He has devoted his life to undertaking intellectual property protection both within France and across the world. He has strong expertise in patent litigation and oppositions, and is good at dealing with cutting-edge legal and factual issues. Given his extensive experience, he can quickly understand key points and clearly guide clients. He gives comprehensive and thoughtful advice at all times. Whenever challenges and difficulties are met, he knows how to be flexible and offers a variety of methods to solve the problem. He is sensitive to details while staying focused on the core issues. In addition, Luc devotes his spare time to helping the younger generation. He has trained many young people and inspired them to become better patent attorneys.” For life sciences work, the firm’s star is Thierry Caen. Caen has nearly 40 years’ experience in the profession, including in-house stints in the patent departments of major French chemical and pharmaceutical companies. An expert portfolio manager, Caen’s deep knowledge of the sector allows him to leverage his patrons’ assets to their maximum commercial value. “Samuel Deschamps is very diligent in his work and always responsive to customer concerns. He blends technical knowledge and patent expertise in helpful ways to advance licensing programmes. His multi-decade experience as a European patent attorney is a tremendous resource for client collaborations. His expertise in IP licensing, deep understanding of nuances in standard essential patents, his technical expertise in wireless and many other communication and digital technologies, and his overall business acumen have all resulted in a very effective working relationship. His leadership and expertise are wholeheartedly recommended.” “Electronics and telecommunications specialist Ghislain de Trémiolles is an excellent teacher and an excellent lawyer, who knows how to explain and make his technical field understood. He is also patient and calm, so that it is a real pleasure to work with him, especially as he is always available to help. Working with Ghislain on a patent litigation case is always a source of success!” “Hélène Stankoff is an extremely skilled patent attorney. Hélène provides very smart technical input. She understands the strategy to be put in place during a litigation and is very responsive. She clearly is a top patent attorney for litigation.”