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    December 2009

    EPLAW Patent Blog

    Véron & Associés has participated in the setting up of a blog on European patent law created by EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) offering access to key patent case law issued by European jurisdictions.

    The Managing Editor is Annette Hirschfeld (Tilburg University / TILEC).

    The Advisory Board is composed of Prof. Dr. Willem Hoyng (Howrey), The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Jacob (Court of Appeal England and Wales), Dr. Jochen Pagenberg (Bardehle Pagenberg) and Pierre Véron (Véron & Associés).

    The blog is maintained by contributions from law firms specialised in patent litigation from 13 European countries.

    1 July 2009

    Award for best thesis on patent litigation

    Véron & Associés invites submissions for the 2nd edition of the award for best thesis entitled “Prix de thèse Contentieux des brevets d’invention Véron & Associés”.

    15 June 2009

    The French law firm Véron & Associés announced on 15th June 2009 in Paris the opening of a free repository website giving exclusive on-line access to the former French review on Patent law Dossiers Brevets

    This journal was created by Professor Jean-Marc Mousseron in 1975 and published by his research centre the Centre du droit de l’entreprise of Montpellier; the publication stopped in 2002, after his death.

    The law firm Véron & Associés (, a leading patent litigation specialist firm in France, wanted to ensure that this work of one of the leading masters of intellectual property remains accessible.

    With the permission of the Centre du droit de l’entreprise and of the late professor's family, Véron & Associés has digitalized and indexed the full collection of the Dossiers Brevets (1975-2002) for the benefit of the specialists and practitioners of patent law.

    It can be accessed free of charge at where a search engine allows both full text and field searches.

    A repository website for the former French review on Patent law Dossiers Brevets

    26 - 31 March 2009

    The patent litigation specialist firm Véron & Associés would like to thank their clients, peers and correspondents, whose valued support resulted in the law firm receiving two awards in one week:

    • on Thursday March 26, 2009 in London, the MIP Award for best French IP law firm - Patent contentious, presented by the international magazine Managing Intellectual Property;
    • on Tuesday March 31, 2009 in Paris, the IP Trophy: Trademarks and Patents (Trophée IP : Marques et Brevets) presented by the French magazine Décideurs.

    March 2009

    Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards 2009 : Véron & Associés Wins Fourth Award in a Row for Best French IP Law Firm

    On Tuesday March 31, 2009, for the fourth year running, Véron & Associés received the Managing Intellectual Property Global Award for French industrial property law firm of the Year in London.

    According to Managing Intellectual Property, “Véron & Associés stands out for the quality of its advocacy in the courtroom and service for clients”

    The Global Awards are awarded to law firms, corporations and individuals who are deemed to be at the forefront of IP and excelling across the board for their IP expertise.

    A reception held at The Dorchester in London marked the culmination of Managing Intellectual Property’s five month-long World IP Survey research. The survey lists the top firms of each jurisdiction in tiers.

    The 13th Managing IP international survey is based on research by teams in London, New York and Hong Kong that contacted more than 2 000 professionals involved in the field of intellectual property followed by several hundred individual interviews. The survey, covering 70 countries, distinguishes the law firms which were rated by their peers on the strength of their expertise and the depth of their ability to service clients. A distinction already awarded to Véron & Associés in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    Véron & Associés was represented by partners Isabelle Romet and Thomas Bouvet at the prize-giving ceremony.

    Véron & Associés were also awarded the Trophée IP – Patents and Trademarks which was handed over a few days prior by the French publication Décideurs at an award ceremony on Thursday March 26, 2009 at the Armenonville estate in Paris.

    The award is presented based on the findings of an independent jury composed of professionals from the legal, financial and corporate fields; this trophy rewards the best specialised law firm in Patents and Trademarks.

    Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé were present at the ceremony to receive the honours bestowed on them, the Trophée IP – Patents and Trademarks.

    1 January 2009

    The painting by Patrice Giorda Le chemin bleu was featured in our 2009 greetings card: this acrylic on canvas is on display in our Lyon office.