is an intellectual property law specialist, with particular focus on patent law, trade secrets law and copyright. A substantive part of his activity focuses on IP litigation, but he also has significant experience in negotiating and drafting contracts incorporating intellectual property aspects (technology transfer, license, R&D, distribution, etc.).
Philippe’s expertise also covers unfair competition law, IT contracts and data protection law.
In the above areas, he handles cases for Belgian and international clients in various sectors, notably the life sciences and medical devices industries. As a native French and German speaker, Philippe is very well connected with the German market.
Since 2017, Philippe is a member of the Belgian Patent Attorney Accreditation Commission.
He is active in the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR). He is also a member of the executive committee of the legal review Auteurs & Media (A&M) and of the Management Board of the Belgian Copyright Association (BVA-ABA).
Philippe is an associate researcher with the Unit for Economic Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He regularly speaks at conferences and is the author of various publications in the field of intellectual property and trade secrets law.
Philippe is recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 in Intellectual Property (2018 and 2019) and is ranked as a Bronze individual by iAM Patent 1000.
- UCLouvain (Law, 2006)
- Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (LL.M, 2007)
- Member of Brussels Bar since 2007