Global Law Experts & Global Advisory Experts Annual Awards 2022

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CHEMISTRY & LIFE SCIENCES PATENT ATTORNEYS OF THE YEAR IN FRANCE Novagraaf Technologies Eric Enderlin Director of the Chemistry & Life Sciences Department Tel: +33 (0)1 49 64 60 00 Novagraaf Technologies, a QUESTEL company, combines legal, scientific, administrative and commercial capabilities to power your competitive advantage and optimise the business impact of your IP assets.

Our presence throughout Europe allows us to file European patent applications, EP national applications, and Supplementary Patent Certificates (“SPC”) in strict compliance with the established laws, case law, deadlines and formalities.

The Chemistry & Life Sciences team, headed by Eric Enderlin since 2006, understands the importance of making intelligent, data-driven decisions across all business functions. That’s why his team, with the QUESTEL services support, is committed to providing the advice, services and tools that enable clients to have a complete view of their intellectual property portfolios and make informed, sustainable decisions in a highly competitive economic environment.

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Novagraaf is a law firm with more than 130 years’ experience in providing IP legal advice to companies and organizations of all sizes. From technical prior art searches to drafting and prosecuting complex patents to highly administrative tasks, our team provides the highest level of technical and legal support to ensure that your cosmetic, pharmaceutical and biotech innovations are protected and that your patents are legally sound.

In collaboration with QUESTEL, which provides intellectual property solutions and services throughout the innovation life cycle, Novagraaf Technologies offers excellent quality of work at very competitive rates on all intellectual property services and legal consultations. Novagraaf Technologies has developed a proactive and efficient legal approach, keeping in mind the objectives to be achieved for our clients, within an optimized and constrained budgetary framework. Patent strategy in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals Novagraaf Technologies’ Chemistry and Life Sciences team has a long-standing methodology and documented mechanisms for identifying, extracting and analyzing inventions, and defining the best IP strategy to secure commercial developments.

Our Chemistry & Life Sciences team is particularly expert in the field of biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals, with a deep expertise on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) in Europe. The expertise of our patent attorneys is so well recognized that we currently provide the leading training in France on drug protection for patent attorneys and lawyers through the European Institute of Enterprise and Intellectual Property (IEEPI). In addition, Eric Enderlin has been teaching for more than 15 years to future lawyers and corporate lawyers in industrial property law on drugs and corporate strategy at the University of Paris-Saclay, ranked 1st in Europe and 13th in the Shanghai ranking of the best universities in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong University publication, August 2021). The Chemistry & Life Sciences team also performs numerous freedom-to-operate studies, patent and SPC validity studies and patent portfolio audits. We can help you answer key questions such as: Are my patents and SPC, or those of competitors, strong? What are the avenues for commercialization and for innovation given the publications and IP rights of competitors? Am I making smart, cost-effective patent renewal decisions?

PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR IN FRANCE EBA Endrös-Baum Associés Florian Endrös Senior Partner / Founder Tel: +33 (0) 1 53 85 81 81 EBA Endrös-Baum Associés, EBA for short, deals with the questions, plans, problems, projects, difficulties and visions of international enterprises and companies with interests in France. We do so promptly, efficiently, purposefully and pragmatically, at a reasonable cost. This enables you to conduct your business transactions and law proceedings free of legal risks or in full knowledge of the risks involved. International companies operating in France often encounter communication difficulties. These may arise from language differences, or from different cultures, or from the sometimes significant differences in substantive and procedural law. Detailed knowledge of the foreign legal system and an understanding of linguistic and cultural differences are necessary if you want to have businesslike and efficient dealings and well-organised international negotiations with French counterparts. This applies in particular to intra-company communication between parent and subsidiary, to entering


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into business agreements and to negotiating contracts, where it may be necessary for lawyers to intervene as intermediaries. We have worked together for many years with French court-appointed experts and European party-appointed experts. This means we have a broad international approach to the cases we deal with. At the interface between law and science, product liability cases almost systematically involve an expertise proceeding, which takes place prior to the main proceeding on the merits. Each member of the EBA team is accustomed to this specific type of proceeding, which involves going beyond pure legal thinking, and instead combining it with a scientific, technical approach. In this respect, EBA has, over the years, established a significant network of experts in diverse industrial fields. Dr. Florian Endrös is the firm’s Founder. Following a full double university degree at Munich University and Paris 1 PanthéonSorbonne University, Dr. Endrös completed his training as an avocat of the Paris Chamber of Lawyers. Upon passing the examination to be admitted as a German Rechtsanwalt, Dr.

Endrös completed his doctorate on European product liability law, with an emphasis on French law. He is admitted as a Rechtsanwalt in Munich and as an avocat in Paris. Dr. Endrös practised in an international commercial law firm for several years. He was the Founding Partner and for ten years practised at a law firm specialising in industrial risk, before he founded the new firm EBA together with his team of lawyers. He also worked for ten years as an assistant professor at Cergy-Pontoise University (Paris). Here he was in charge of a European university project that enabled French lawyers to study German law. The main emphasis of his practice is on complex international cases and proceedings, particularly in the fields of industrial risk, plant construction, product liability and product safety, and also on general contract and commercial law. Dr. Endrös has many years of experience of French-expedited expert report proceedings in a wide variety of industrial risk cases, and he is also the author of a number of books, essays and other publications on this subject.

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