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Osamu Yamamoto

Osamu Yamamoto is a patent attorney and a partner of Yuasa and Hara. He is a member of various professional associations, including the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Mr Yamamoto has 10 years’ experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research at a chemical company before specialising in intellectual property. He has represented a variety of companies in the fields of food and beverages, diagnostics, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. He is experienced in patent prosecution, invalidation trials and infringement lawsuits.

He was chosen as Biotechnology Lawyer of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2014 and 2015, the Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2015 and the M&A Today Global Awards 2015.

The Patent Law Practice:

Yuasa and Hara provides support and representation in all aspects of patent administration.

We have an experienced group of patent attorneys specializing in a wide variety of technical fields including chemical, electric/electronic, mechanical, and highly advanced technologies.

We provide assistance at every step of the patent process, from preparation and prosecution of patent applications to post-grant proceedings and enforcement.

We combine the skills of our patent attorneys with those of our intellectual property lawyers and trademark attorneys, who are all well versed and experienced in obtaining, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. This allows us to offer comprehensive intellectual property services and help you protect intellectual property rights pertaining to your new ideas, including patents, copyrights, industrial design rights and trademarks.

We serve a diverse client base ranging from domestic and overseas individuals to corporations.

Yuasa and Hara:

Founded in 1902, YUASA and HARA is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Japan. Our firm is also a pioneer in multidisciplinary practice, consisting of a legal division, a patent division, a trademark & design division and an accounting division. We have many professionals specializing in a variety of areas, including 23 lawyers, 67 patent attorneys, 3 certified public accountants, and 1 tax accountant (as of April 1, 2016).

While each division functions independently as a legal firm, patent firm and accounting firm, our members also closely cooperate with each other to provide complete and multiple intellectual property services to our clients both in Japan and overseas.

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Clarice Chen

As a co-founder and co-owner of Rich IP & Co., Ms. Clarice Chen has been engaged in international IP practice since 1990. Ms. Clarice Chen is the managing partner in Rich IP & Co and in charge of trademark matters and related patent matters covering chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer, semiconductor material, pharmaceutical, agricultural, life science and biotechnology.

SPECIALISM:
  • Chemical-Related Patent (Including Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Patent) Prosecution, Trademark Registration, Infringement Analysis, Portfolio Management, and Litigation
EDUCATION:
  • National Taiwan University, (MS and BS in Chemical Engineering)
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Research in Intellectual Property (IPSI & ALI)
  • Shih Hsin University (MS in Law)
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
  • Patent Attorney (1997~)
  • Taiwan Editor of Manual for Patents, Designs and Trademark Applications throughout the World (The Brown Book, 2005~)
  • Patent Counselor Assigned by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office for providing pro bono patent services (1998~)
EXPERIENCES:
  • Review for the Counselor of Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law Passed (2004)
  • Principal (2003-2004), Deputy Principal (2002) in Patent and Technology Department of Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law
  • Senior Patent Attorney (1990-2005.3) in Patent and Technology Department of Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law

Rich IP & Co.:

  • Rich IP & Co. has a team of patent attorneys and engineers with deep and varied educational and experiential backgrounds, providing professional patent and trademark law services in Taiwan, Chinese Area and worldwide.
  • Our experts have acted as trainers and educators for local patent examiners, judges, public prosecutors, and thousands of local patent attorneys, engineers and in-house counsellors since 1992. Our professional capability always give our clients advantages of better quality services with less service charge as compared with other IP firms in Taiwan and Chinese area.

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Tim Meyer-Dulheuer

Tim’s practice involves counseling clients with respect to the intellectual property aspects of various business arrangements including licensing agreements, mergers and asset purchase acquisitions, joint ventures, joint research and development arrangements.

His practice also involves intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright disputes. These representations involve cases both for plaintiff and defendants, including trying cases through appeal. In addition, Tim counsels numerous clients with respect to their intellectual property strategies.

Look at his profile: https://www.legal-patent.com/en/company/our-attorneys/

Awards Dr. Tim Meyer-Dulheuer and law firm

The Patent and Trademark Law Practice:

Patent law has been the key area of activity of the patent law firm Dr. Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners LLP right from the beginning. Skilled through our broad range of experience accumulated over many years and accomplished in a wide variety of technical fields, we are confident to provide you with the best service on all patent related issues.

  • We accompany you from the very beginning, prepare the application documents, help you devise patent strategies, advise you through the examination proceedings and enforce your granted patent against competitors.
  • We represent you before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office as well as the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court.
  • Being patent attorneys, we possess a technical or natural science background.
  • In addition, our patent attorneys are not only well trained in German patent law, but also in European and international patent law.
  • In order to take care of your interests, we work with a broad network of patent attorneys and lawyers worldwide which we may call upon at any time.
  • We also provide counsel to companies which are affected by trademark and product piracy.
  • We may assist you in actively proceeding against product piracy with warnings and preliminary injunctions as well as via boarder seizures or product destruction with the assistance of custom authorities.

Check out our fields of law: https://www.legal-patent.com/en/company/fields-of-law/patent-law/

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About Dr. Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners LLP:

Dr. Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners LLP is a Patent- and Law Firm located in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) that has won several awards. We can help you in all matters concerning Patent Law, Utility Model Law, Employees’ Inventions, Trademark Law, Design Law and Trademark & Product Piracy.

No matter if you’re a single applicant or a large-scale enterprise – we will do our best to protect your Intellectual Property. In Germany, Europe and all across the world.

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Aydin Mutlu

Aydin Mutlu is a graduate of Hacettepe University holding a degree in Chemical Enginering and he has also a Master’s degree from Istanbul University / Chair of Process & Reactor Design where he concentrated on solid oxide electrolytes of Fuel Cells and characterization thereof. He also worked for Bayer AG / Leverkusen in production facilities and department of Reaktionstechnik, Synthese & Katalyse, on project basis.

He advices major domestic and international clients in a wide variety of fields such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, metallurgy, automotive and machinery with his extensive knowledge and background in European and Turkish legislations. He actively participates in patent infringement and nullity actions as a court appointed expert at the Specialized IP Courts of Istanbul.

He is one of the very few Professional Representatives in Turkey who already passed the European Qualification Exam (EQE) as a Turkish national. He is fluent in English and able to communicate in German.

INVOKAT:

Annual statistics and figures published every year by various authorities show that Intellectual Property assets such as Patents, Trademarks and Designs are getting of much more importance for SMEs, global players and even for individuals. We believe, however that Intellectual Property is more than the figures, and requires dedicated professionals who can minimize the risks and unexpected results with experience and knowledge of their own. This is called “proactivity” which is actually the backbone of INVOKAT. With the multidisciplinary professionals in our team having deep expertise in different fields, it is our primary mission to give our clients more than the expected, and therefore what is vital in our business is client satisfaction rather than the financial satisfaction.

INVOKAT was founded by Mr. Aydin Mutlu in Istanbul, who is one of the very few European Patent Attorneys in Turkey having been passed the European Qualification Exam (EQE) held by the EPO. Our firm is a member of EPI, INTA, AIPPI and LES.

Just like the Turkey’s dynamism, we have evermore desire to excel and provide high quality services which makes us the choice of the reputable domestic and international firms.

We wish you enjoy the fruitful services of INVOKAT IPS where knowledge meets the experience…

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David G. Rosenbaum

Mr. Rosenbaum’s patent practice specializes in biomedical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, chemical, biochemical, semiconductor materials and processes, and computer software. As patent counsel to several major public universities, public and private corporations, and independent inventors, Mr. Rosenbaum has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the fields of surgical implants, including cardiovascular stents and vascular grafts, natural and synthetic pharmaceuticals, electrophoresis devices and methods, diagnostic systems and methods, DNA transformation and transfection, oligonucleotide ligands, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, drug delivery systems, immunology, ultrasonic, laser and cryogenic ablation catheters, nanolithography, atomic force microscopy, photolithography, vacuum deposition processes, including chemical and plasma vapor deposition, sputtering and ion bombardment processes, chemical sensor technology, resist technology, carbon nitride continuous solids and the use of finite elements analysis modeling for corneal remodeling. In representing both corporate and individual clients, Mr. Rosenbaum’s practice has included such diverse biomedical technologies as novel biomaterials, biomaterial surfacing technology, DNA and RNA hybridization, genetic testing, implantable vascular and endovascular devices, computer controlled laser catheters, synthetic peptides, chemical tracers for above-ground and underground leak detection, contact lenses, dermatological preparations, hydraulic shock absorbing pistons, misting devices for evaporative cooling, and water filtration systems.

Firm clients routinely call upon Mr. Rosenbaum to devise intellectual property portfolio strategies, licensing and merger and acquisition preparation, negotiation, due diligence and closing and counsel regarding patent landscapes, technology white-space identification, freedom-to-operate and non-infringement. Mr. Rosenbaum has assisted clients in a wide variety of contract negotiations, including technology transfer, cooperative research and development agreements, grant contracts, co-development agreements, sponsored research agreements, clinical trial agreements, cross-license agreements, merger and acquisition agreements and the like.

In addition to his transactional intellectual property practice, David has represented clients in patent, trademark and trade secret litigation. Most recently, Mr. Rosenbaum was plaintiff’s lead counsel in Augme Technologies, Inc. v. AOL, et al. and Augme Technologies, Inc. v. YAHOO!, both patent infringement lawsuits involved patents covering methods and systems for targeted marketing advertising over the Internet, is defense co-counsel in LAM Research, Inc. v. Xycarb Ceramics and Schunk Semiconductor, a patent infringement lawsuit pertaining to patents on semiconductor processing equipment, represented plaintiff in a patent infringement suit to enforce patents for insulating construction tarps in Midwest Canvas v. NTI, was counter-claim plaintiff’s co-counsel in Ingenix v. Symmetry Health Data Systems, Inc., a patent infringement counter-claim pertaining to methods of correlating medical claim information into Episode Treatment Groups. Mr. Rosenbaum also represents clients, with European Patent counsel, in several post-grant opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office Opposition Division and European Patent Office Opposition Appeal Board.

Mr. Rosenbaum holds a bachelor’s degree in General Science-Chemistry from Grinnell College and studied in the Ph.D. program in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since graduating law school in 1984 from the Illinois Institute of Technology with honors (Chicago-Kent College of Law), Mr. Rosenbaum has been the managing shareholder of Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C., a managing patent partner at the national law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, and the managing intellectual property partner at two general practice firms in Phoenix, Arizona. David has served as patent counsel to major universities, local, regional and national corporations, private inventors and start-up and emerging companies. David has been an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School in the L.L.M. Program in Intellectual Property Law and at Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa.

David provides pro bono legal services to several start-up companies and non-profit organizations engaged in providing mentoring for entrepreneurial start-ups.

Mr. Rosenbaum is admitted to practice in Arizona, Illinois, in several federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office. An active member of multiple bar and industry associations, Mr. Rosenbaum serves as a member of committees on biotechnology law and university patents, and has been a featured speaker at national legal and industry conferences. David is the author of the best-selling book Layman’s Law Guide to Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights and is a co-inventor of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,980,289 and 7,122,049 and U.S. Patent Application Publication Nos. 2009-0043191and 2007-0061006.

Rosenbaum IP, P.C.:

Rosenbaum IP is a specialty law practice focusing on the intellectual property legal needs of start-up to mid-stage high technology companies, particularly those in the life sciences business sector. Our legal services combine educational backgrounds and skills in scientific disciplines and law to deliver legal services commensurate with level-headed business principles.

We offer a broad range of business-oriented IP legal services, including patent searching, patent application filings, trademark availability screening and trademark registration at the United States Patent and Trademark office, copyright protection, computer law and software protection, technology licensing and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights in court.

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Ilya Kazi

Although Ilya now leads teams cost-effectively managing substantial portfolios numbering tens, hundreds or even thousands of patents for a number of substantial multi-national corporations he still enjoys giving hands-on strategic advice to start-ups and growing companies or investors on IP strategy and personally handling complex oppositions and appeals before the EPO. According to Legal 500 Ilya is “a talented strategist” and “a master of his craft”.

ACADEMIC:

Ilya has a master’s degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in physics and having conducted research within the field of medical imaging, and he is the leader of the IT & engineering group. He qualified as a Patent Attorney in 1996, and holds a certificate in intellectual property from the University of London.

SPECIALISATIONS:

Ilya has significant experience in electrical, electronic, communications and computing technologies, and previously developed network communication software at IBM.

His technical specialisms include IT, both hardware and software, and he has detailed knowledge of networking and communications technologies, video and audio processing and transmission and electronics, particularly power and control electronics used in micro-generation, grid-tie and charge control. He also handles subject matter of a more mechanical nature including robotic equipment and controls, heat pumps and turbines and energy recovery, and has extensive experience of medical devices, particularly electrosurgical devices and catheters.

He is also a private pilot with interest in and experience of aeronautical, aerospace and defence equipment, engines, control systems and composite construction techniques and advising on obtaining strategic protection relevant to certification. With his broad science background, he has recently been involved in composites and nano-technology.

Ilya obtained first-hand experience of US patent law and practice within a major Silicon Valley law firm, which now enables him to provide his clients with creative and comprehensive advice as to how to obtain the maximum level of worldwide protection for their technology, or to deal effectively and pragmatically with the portfolios of competitors.

PRACTICE AREAS:

As well as extensive and exceptionally successful experience of European Patent Office opposition and appeal proceedings, Ilya has been involved in commercial dispute resolution within formal mediation proceedings and litigation and he has successfully creatively negotiated positive outcomes for clients charged with infringement on several occasions. He also advises on exploitation and licensing and on strategic and cost-effective commercial portfolio development and is the author of numerous published articles on law and strategy. Ilya has been noted on several occasions in Legal 500 and in Chambers.

He also serves on the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys committee devoted to raising public awareness of IP and has provided expert commentary on numerous strategic IP issues for National and International media including CNN, Channel 4, The Times, The FT, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist.

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Mohammad Saleh Al-Otaishan

Founder and Manager of AIP&T

Prior to establishing AIP&T, Atty. Mohammad Al-Otaishan has worked as an in-house intellectual property and commercial law attorney for Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and for various other companies and law firms in Saudi Arabia.

During the last few years, Atty. Mohammad Al-Otaishan has participated in major IP international litigations such as the following notable cases:

• Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Patent of Chemical Catalyst Dispute)

• Merck & Co., Inc v. Jamjoom Pharm (Pharmaceutical Patent Dispute)

Atty. Mohammad has a wide legal experience in the GCC region, including being, the legal advisor of Saudi Patent Resolution Committee in Riyadh (2003 -2005).
He holds an LLM degree ( Intellectual Property ) from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Bachelor of Laws degree from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah.

Language: Arabic and English

Patents Law Practice:

A patent gives the patentee exclusive right to sell, use manufacture and license the invention. It also gives the power to the inventor to exclude all third parties from using, distributing, or selling the invention without the patentee’s permission.

Before filing application, it is very important to perform patentability search to find out whether to register the invention or not. Under patentability search, we at AIP&T search all in-force and expired patents plus any previous technology to find out whether or not a particular invention is novel and has inventive step.

Infringement search is used to determine whether or not a particular invention is infringing a protected patent. This type of search is more limited compare to patentability search because it only examines the invention in light of protected patent while patentability search examine the invention in light of protected/expired patent, and all the prior unprotected technology.

Registration process is the third step for protecting invention after patentability search and drafting patent application. It is very important to know that a patentable invention is not protected by law in most of the countries covered by our service and not enforceable against third parties until the local Patent Office grants the inventor the patent certificate.

For protecting your patent in the above mentioned countries, you must be aware that there are (3) three international treaties governing patent registration, namely; Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Paris Convention, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

AIP & T Law Firm:

Al-Otaishan Intellectual Property & Technology Law Firm (AIP&T) is an IP Law Firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with an active presence in the GCC, Middle East, Africa, and Asian countries.

AIP&T is managed by Atty. Mohammad Al-Otaishan, who holds an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property from the University of Washington, USA. Atty. Mohammad was previously a legal advisor for Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). During his career at SABIC, he made a very remarkable contribution to the case EXXON Mobile vs SABIC which is the largest case ever in the region with respect to volume of damages and one of the most complex cases in the Middle East.

The intellectual property assets (IP) represent an essential portion of company’s capital. Yet intellectual assets formation, acquisition, estimation, transfer, and protection are more difficult than ordinary tangible assets.

AIP&T offers its clients comprehensive services at very competitive charges for all IP rights including trademarks, utility patens, design patents, domain names, copyright, and trade secrets. Our office is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but we provide IP services by associating with major trademark, design, and patent agents all over the GCC, Middle East, Asian and African Countries. Currently, AIP&T is rapidly expanding with its service in more than 30 jurisdictions in the GCC, Middle East, Africa, and Asian countries.

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Juan Pablo Egaña

Juan Pablo Egaña has been a partner at Sargent & Krahn since 2000. He joined the firm in 1992. He has exercised his profession as a lawyer in the fields of Industrial and Intellectual Property Law and Antitrust Law, advising Chilean and foreign clients about applications, contracts and litigations involving these matters. He has been a panelist in conferences on Patents. He is Assistant Professor of Industrial Property Law in the Law School of the Catholic University of Chile.
Languages: Spanish and English Called to the Bar: Chile, 1990.

Education: Law School, University of Chile (BA Law 1990). The George Washington University, USA (LL.M Patent and Intellectual Property Law 1995).

Memberships: Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. (Chilean Bar Association), International Trademark Association (INTA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Asociación Chilena de Derecho de Propiedad Industrial (ACHIPI) (Chilean Association of Industrial Property Law), and Licensing Executive Society (LES).

Patents Law Practice:

We file and prosecute patents, utility models, industrial designs and drawings for local and international clients in Chile. We have a broad network of international correspondents that work with us to advise our clients regarding the registration of their patents, utility models, industrial designs and industrial drawings in foreign countries. Our firm works with excellent technical professionals with experience in IP matters who can assist our clients during the process prior to the filing by conducting searches of the prior art, analyzing the potential patentability of the product or process and drafting applications for the registration of patents, utility models, industrial designs and industrial drawings. A key element of the drafting and registration of a patent is to determine what is the relevant state of the art, which will allow to accurately define the scope of protection and thus increase the possibilities of commercial exploitation. Additionally, and prior to the commercial exploitation of any technology, it is convenient to check whether it could affect third party rights. Our technicians have experience in searches of the state of the art and can advise our clients in these matters for the adequate protection of the inventions and exploitation of the new technological products.

In the area of Engineering and Electronics, we can advise our clients regarding the inventions associated to cars, medical tools and instruments, new materials, nanotechnology, products and process for aquaculture, products and processes for mining, products and processes for forestry industry, chemical products, renewable resources, telecommunications systems, electronic circuits and mechanisms for electronic control. In the area of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Products, we can advise our clients in regards to inventions associated to food, cosmetics, new pharmaceutical compounds and compositions for medical or veterinary use, textiles, paper, plastics, polymers, explosives, chemical industrial products and processes, agrochemical products and processes, among others.

Sargent & Krahn:

Innovation and the generation of intangible assets are relevant for economic development. Technological changes are increasingly faster and the Internet has changed the manner in which individuals and companies relate to each other. Therefore, it is currently essential to have an Intellectual Property (IP) advisor that is capable of providing comprehensive services adjusted to the needs of the individual and the companies in this world that is rapidly evolving. Our firm provides these comprehensive services. Sargent & Krahn® was founded in 1889 by Thomas Sargent and then joined Otto Krahn, establishing among the first professional firms dedicated to the protection of IP in Chile.

The visionary and entrepreneurial spirit of our founders is our inspiration and motivates us to keep our firm in the cutting edge of IP and develop new specialized areas of practice within this field. At Sargent & Krahn® we firmly believe that it is our responsibility to find the answers to questions that our clients have not considered in regards to the protection of their intangible assets and to guide them in the process of development and improvement of their IP policies. Thus, if you select our firm, we will advise you in regards to the registration and exercise of intangible assets and also provide tailored advice of qualified professionals with experience in their areas of practice. Our working structure has been planned to put into effect the commitments of Sargent & Krahn® towards its clients. As a result, each client is appointed a general IP counsel who is teamed with a litigation attorney. We also have excellent technical professionals with experience in matters associated to engineering, electronics, chemistry, biology, software and pharmaceutical products.

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Willem Hoyng

Willem is the managing partner of Hoyng Monegier LLP. Willem’s practice primarily consists of litigating in the field of intellectual property law. Willem acts before all the national courts (the courts of first instance, the courts of appeal and the Supreme Court). He also regularly litigates before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Patent Office (EPO). Willem is also involved in advising on European patent strategies and coordinating and conducting European patent proceedings. He is the adviser of many innovative Dutch and foreign multinationals, including pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

Willem is a member of a select group of lawyers admitted to appear before the Dutch Supreme Court. Indeed, he handled his first supreme court case in 1973. Willem’s track record for IP litigation before the Netherlands’ highest court is unsurpassed.

Willem is a professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Tilburg. He has written numerous publications in the field of intellectual property law. In 2002, Willem received the Wim Mak award for his article on the use of market research in legal actions involving trademark law.

Patents Law Practice:

Patents are there to protect your investment in the future of your company. Whatever the issue, we will defend, enforce and protect your patents through our dedicated teams of patent lawyers.

HOYNG MONEGIER’s patent litigators are among the very best in Europe. Lawyers and patent attorneys at the firm have been involved in many of the leading patent cases over the past decade and more. The world’s most innovative companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, electronics, telecoms and consumer goods industries entrust their high-end litigation to us. We are also consulted by authorities and institutions on issues of patent policy, such as the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. Our enthusiasm for and understanding of technology sets us apart from our competitors: we make it our business to know your business. Whether it is a question of setting up a Europe-wide legal defence of for example a blockbuster pharmaceutical, of putting customs border programs in place to block infringing goods from entering the EU, or of using search and seizure measures to gather evidence of infringement, we will do whatever it takes to protect and enforce your rights. In case you are accused of infringing the patent rights of a competitor, we will mount the very best defence possible, and deploy any counter-measures necessary to remove the threat to your business.

We are not just, however, exceptionally persistent litigators. We are also experienced negotiators, mediators and arbitrators. If doing a deal is better than pursuing the matter through the courts, we will tell you so, and seek to ensure the best resolution possible. We see litigation as a business tool, a means to an end. Not an end in itself.

Hoyng Monegier LLP:

Name partners Willem Hoyng and Denis Monégier du Sorbier are “grand old men” of intellectual property law in Europe. Together, they have gathered an exceptional team of over 50 passionate IP professionals with international experience to form Hoyng Monegier LLP, with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Paris. In each of these jurisdictions, we represent clients at all levels, from blue-chip global leaders to local start-up companies, in dealing with the complex intellectual property issues they face in today’s global marketplace.

We are a top-tier IP law firm. We are dedicated to achieving innovative, practical and business-driven solutions for you and your IP issues. We have extensive sector-knowledge. Whether you are working in the telecoms industry, or in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or in consumer goods, you will find experts on hand with a proper understanding of your business, and a proven litigation track-record in the field. Irrespective of the nature of your legal needs, our hands-on partners remain closely involved in your case from beginning to end.

We are creative not only in our approach to the law, but also in the way we do business with our clients. We recognise that the sometimes considerable costs of litigation require both transparency and forward-planning. We are happy to discuss alternative fee arrangements in appropriate cases.

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Taras Kyslyy

Taras Kyslyy leads the Intellectual Property practice at EPAP in Ukraine.

Taras specializes in client representation before courts, law enforcement authorities and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. He advises on licensing matters and IP rights transactions, registration of IP rights at patent authorities, anti‑counterfeiting and domain disputes.

His clients in intellectual property enforcement and transactions include Yahoo!, Viacom/MTV, Organon Schering-Plough, UEFA, Verizon, Viasat and others. He also advised finalists of TV shows: X-Factor, X-Factor 2: Revolution, X-Factor 3, during the conclusion of agreements with international recording company Sony Music Entertainment.

Mr. Kyslyy has over 10 years of professional experience in IP. His career started at the Ukrainian Parliament’s IP committee and then continued in leading Ukrainian law firms and IP boutiques.

Taras is recommended as one of the best experts in IP/TMT in Ukraine by Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, PLC Which Lawyer? and other authoritative legal directories. He is named among notable IP practitioners according to “Ukrainian Law Firms 2013” compilation by Yuridicheskaya Practika publishing house. According to the “Client’s Choice. TOP-100 Best Ukrainian Lawyers 2012-2013” research by Yuridicheskaya Gazeta publishing house, Mr. Kyslyy is recognized among the top lawyers of Ukraine in copyright law and intellectual property law. He is a member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and admitted to Ukrainian Bar Association.

Taras obtained his master of Law degree from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and also studied Intellectual Property at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Worldwide Academy.

EPAM:

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and associated offices in the UK and the USA.

Founded in 1993, the Firm provides the full range of legal services to domestic and foreign businesses, governmental authorities, international organizations and financial institutions across the CIS.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advise its clients in many areas of law, including commercial dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, project finance and PPP, antitrust practice, restructurings and insolvencies. We also offer our clients advice on energy and natural resources, government property management and privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, sports law, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, and international trade and customs.

In our work we combine our expertise in emerging markets with the highest professional standards. We offer our clients a comprehensive approach with a blend of legal advice, representation of clients before governmental authorities, interaction with mass media and general public and other services.

Our lawyers are highly qualified legal experts with background spanning both government work and academia. Most of the Firm’s lawyers have had internships in the United States or the UK and some are members of national bar associations, the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

In all jurisdictions of our presence, the Firm’s experts are actively involved in business and legal communities and are regularly engaged as consultants on various aspects of law by executive, legislature, and judiciary authorities, as well as Russian and foreign NGOs.

The Firm’s lawyers can provide services in Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages.

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