Our fields of expertise
Innovation is mostly a matter of technical invention, for which patents and know how are the most obvious form of protection. We advise clients with strategical choices in enforcement or defense.
Our team has broad and longstanding experience in patent litigation. Our multilingual team frequently cooperates with patent lawyers and law firms located abroad due to the international and cross border character of many litigious matters.
We assists clients and litigation teams in disputes involving complex technical, regulatory and procedural aspects in a wide variety of sectors, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals (including SPC issues), medical devices, ICT and telecommunications, chemicals, engineering and automotive. We offer expertise in all the intricacies of enforcement procedures, such as descriptive counterfeit seizures, preliminary and protective measures, injunctive relief, damages and reparatory relief.
As long-standing and active members of EPLAW (the European Patent Lawyers Association) and AIPPI, our team has also been closely following the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent project since its very beginning.
Simont Braun’s expertise also covers various contractual, corporate and tax aspects when dealing with research and development contracts, consortiums, invention ownership, employment relationships, co-inventor relations, incorporation of the appropriate company scheme, tax advantages, licensing, product distribution, third-party infringement, risk of infringing on IP rights held by others, etc. This is also the case for disputes concerning the licensing of patents that are the subject of a technical standard (SEP or Standard Essential Patents), which must comply with the FRAND principle (Fair, Reasonable and Non Discriminatory).
As and when required, our IP experts team up with our other departments to ensure comprehensive guidance.