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    GOLDEN TROPHY 2008

    June 2008

    “Entrepreneurial Firm of the Year" – (regional origin)

    GOLDEN TROPHY 2008 
    awarded to VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS

    The trophy for Entrepreneurial Firm of the Year – (regional origin) rewards the excellence, reputation and dynamism of a law firm whose competences are widely acknowledged in its regional market but which has also managed to develop an entrepreneurial strategy of national if not an international exposure. Some law firms of a regional origin have positioned themselves in highly specialised segments that are regionally based for historical reasons, close to large distribution chains or large pharmaceutical manufacturers.

    The Rhône-Alpes region has since the creation of the Entrepreneurial Firm of the Year Trophy (origin) in 2004, been afforded the quasi unanimous vote of the jury. For the 2008 edition, a Lyon-based law firm has (yet) again distinguished itself but the jury has decided to reward a boutique law firm, Véron & Associés.

    A hyper specialised law firm

    Created in 2001, Véron & Associés is the only law firm in France whose activity is entirely devoted to patent litigation (infringement, invalidity, licences and other agreements, ownership claim, employees' inventions).

    The law firm also handles trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition issues when they are related to a patent litigation. The industry sectors range from chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, cosmetics, aeronautics, mechanics, electrics, electronics and telecommunications.

    The law firm’s client base is largely composed of international companies as two-thirds of patents in force in France are held by foreign companies.

    A legal, technical, economic and international team

    Véron & Associés is composed of a specialist intellectual property team based in Paris and Lyon, working both in French and English.

    The four partners (Pierre Véron, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé) work with 9 associates. In addition to traditional support functions (accounting, documentation, IT, communication,…) the law firm has strengthened their team in recruiting a Scientific Consultant, an Economic Litigation Consultant, a Graphic Designer and two Legal Translators. These specific human resources allow the law firm to meet the demands of technically complex patent cases requiring international involvement.

    Since its creation, the law firm has doubled in size whilst maintaining its fundamental principles.

    Availability, efficiency, information and co-operation are among the values maintained by the partners and instilled in the associates.

    This extremely focused specialisation strategy particularly attracted the members of the jury. The jury also recognised Pierre Véron as the undisputed patent specialist. His experience in this domain, the international reputation that he has developed for his law firm and the pro-activeness of the team assured a unanimous decision by the jury. One jury member even underlined that “…a French law firm operating in the difficult area of innovation is something worth to be noted…””

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    June 2008

    June 2008

    “Entrepreneurial Law firm Regional – The distinguished firms”

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    404 Ko


    May 2008

    May 2008

    “Contentious work
    Winner: Véron & Associés

    Despite the increasing activity of global law firms in France, it is still a team of just 12 lawyers working in Paris and Lyon who dominate patent litigation in the country. Véron & Associés has, in the past year, advised Chiron on the first French case over the infringement of a molecular biology patent, and also acts for Nokia in its dispute with Qualcomm.”

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    February 2008

    February 2008

    “Véron & Associés: The reference in patent litigation.

    In the patent litigation field, the reputation of Pierre Véron precedes him. Even his peers admit to this, he is unmistakeably the must-go-to specialist in his field. Working alongside 3 partners, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé, Pierre Véron presents a client base in majority made up of foreign groups active in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, chemistry or even telecommunications. During the last months the law firm has acted for BioMérieux on a case against DBV. He has also acted for Chiron (Novartis Vaccines) in a litigation opposing Institut Pasteur.”

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    February 2008

    February 2008

    “The leading patent firms worldwide – survey results 2008”

    In the patent litigation field, the reputation of Pierre Véron precedes him. Even his peers admit to this, he is unmistakeably the must-go-to specialist in his field. Working alongside 3 partners, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé, Pierre Véron presents a client base in majority made up of foreign groups active in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, chemistry or even telecommunications. During the last months the law firm has acted for BioMérieux on a case against DBV. He has also acted for Chiron (Novartis Vaccines) in a litigation opposing Institut Pasteur.”

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