ThomasBouvet

Associé

Paris + 33.1.56.59.39.39

Thomas Bouvet dispose d’une vaste expérience dans les différents domaines de la propriété intellectuelle et concentre plus particulièrement son activité au contentieux en matière de brevets d'invention, de secrets d’affaires et de droits d’obtentions végétales.

Il représente des PME et des grands groupes internationaux dans des affaires impliquant la validité et la contrefaçon de brevets. Il est intervenu dans des affaires significatives dans presque tous les domaines techniques : sciences du vivant (médicaments, biotechnologies, diagnostic médical, dispositifs médicaux), chimie, électronique, transports, matériaux et techniques de construction, mécanique, produits domestiques et de loisirs. Il assiste ses clients sur les problématiques posées par les CCP et les brevets essentiels à des standards. En matière de droits d’obtentions végétales, Thomas Bouvet est intervenu dans le secteur des grandes cultures, des espèces fruitières et potagères et des plantes ornementales. Il possède une expérience particulière dans le contentieux et le conseil en matière de rémunération des inventions de salariés.

Thomas Bouvet accompagne régulièrement des groupes internationaux dans la mise en place de politiques de protection de secrets des affaires et de rémunération des inventions de salariés. Il conseille également ses clients dans la rédaction et la négociation de contrats de recherche, de transferts de technologie et de licences de brevets ou de savoir-faire.

Il publie et intervient régulièrement dans le cadre de conférences. Il est membre de l’AIPPI (co-président du comité permanent Biotechnologies et obtentions végétales ; membre du comité des programmes), du GRAPI (ancien président) ainsi que de l’EPLAW et de l’AAPI.

Expérience

Experience prior to joining Jones Day:

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS IN LIFE SCIENCES

Defending medical device manufacturer in trade secret violation action regarding bone cement technology (2016)

Representation of drug manufacturer suing three generic companies over drug for the treatment of schizophrenia (2016)

Represention of large cosmetic company in defending patent infringement action on the treatment of atopic skin disorders (2016)

Represention of large cosmetic company in defending patent infringement action on sun protection product (2016)

Represention of medical device manufacturer in patent infringement action over urinary catheters (2016)

Representing big pharma manufacturer in patent entitlement action regarding G-CSF (2015)

Representation of medical device manufacturer in patent infringement action over dental braces (2015)

Representation of pharmaceutical company in patent infringement matter over allergy immunotherapy treatment (2012)

Advise French public health research institute in relation to patent entitlement actions regarding age related macular degeneration (2012)

Representation of a major diagnostic company in patent infringement action regarding DNA detection kit for HIV infection (2010)

Representation of originator drug manufacturer in patent infringement action over compound manufaturing process (2006)

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS IN ELECTRONICS

Representation of patentee in infringement action over speed radar detectors (2016)

Representation of the patentee in patent infringement action relating to EMV standard (non essential patent) (2016)

Representation of the defendant in patent infringement action relating to 3D-Secure (non essential patent) (2016)

Advice patentee in contemplated patent infringement action in relation to LTE, WiFi and DVB-T standards (2015)

Defending manufacturer of hyaluronic acid in patent infringement action (2014)

Representation of defendant in patent infringement action regarding set-top box for VOD and Internet access (2011)

Advice TV broadcasting company in dispute based on 150+ patent portfolio (2009)

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS IN CHEMISTRY

Representing company in large trade secret violation action regarding insecticide incorporated polyethylene (2016)

Representing major chemical product manufacturer in patent infringement action over the treatment of cellulite with intelligent textile (2015)

Representing major chemical company in patent action over automotive catalytic converters

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS IN MECHANICS

Representation of helicopter manufacturing company in patent infringement action regarding landing gears (2016)

Representing floor panel manufacturer in patent infringement action (2016)

Representing major motorcycle manufacture in patent infringement action over scooter and motorcycle injectors and body parts (2016)

Representing patentee in infringement action over product packing robot (2014)

Defending manufacturer of hot end glass molding quality control device (2014)

Representing engine manufacturer in patent infringement action over power generator (2014)

Representing major equipment manufacturer in patent infringement action regarding HPLC devices (2011)

Defending leading ski lift manufacturer in patent infringement action over breaks control (2014)

Defending windscreen wipers manufacturer in patent infringement action (2014)

Defending manufacturer of gabions in patent infringement action (2012)

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS IN EMPLOYEE INVENTIONS

Representing employer in claims for additional remuneration regarding 400+ patents (2016)

Representing employer more than 15 actions for the payment of additional remuneration in most technical fields before the CNIS or national courts

Advise clients in the drafting of employee invention policies in most fields of industries (chemistry, pharmaceutical, medical devices, metal, plant breeding)

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS IN PLANT BREEDERS RIGHTS

Representation PBR owner in infringement action over apples, apricots, salads, shallots and strawberries

Representation PBR owner in infringement action over cut roses

Arranging major custom seizure of cut flowers or grapes

Representing PBR owner in nullity action before the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Drafting PBR licence agreements in the fields of apples or tobacco industry

Interventions orales

  • November 7-8, 2019
    ERA, Annual conference on European patent law: recent trends regarding life science inventions
  • September 20, 2019
    SPC Blog Seminar
  • June 24, 2019
    Start-up et PI; Nouvelles économies et biens immatériels; colloque de l'AMP CEIPI
  • May 16, 2019
    Intelligence artificielle et propriété intellectuelle (Artificial Intelligence and IP) GRAPI
  • March 21, 2019
    Trade Secrets: A comparative analysis from US, Japan and EU LL.M. Univ-LYON 3 Conference
  • February 7, 2019
    Protection des secrets d'affaires Trade Secret Protection Centre Paul Roubier
  • February 1, 2019
    Italy meets France in IP: a story of food and fashion, AIPPI
  • June 6, 2018
    Les secrets d'affaires: de la directive à sa transposition (Trade secret protection from the Directive to its implementation) Centre Paul Roubier
  • 30 novembre 2017
    Les rendez-vous de la propriété intellectuelle – 4ème volet : La protection des secrets d'affaires
  • 29 juin 2017
    Les rendez-vous de la propriété intellectuelle - 2ème volet : Comment se préparer à des saisies contrefaçon ou des saisies article 145 CPC ?
  • 30 mars 2017
    Les rendez-vous de la propriété intellectuelle - 1er volet : Gestion des créations de salariés
  • 28 mai 2017
    Les conséquences du Brexit en matière de brevets d'invention (Centre Paul Roubier)
  • February 2, 2017
    La juridiction unifiée du brevet et le brevet européen à effet unitaire. Centre Paul Roubier
  • November 15, 2016
    La stratégie de défense des droits en Europe
  • September 21, 2016
    Skinny Labels… wide impact, AIPPI
  • September 21, 2016
    Skinny Labels… wide impact
  • April 20, 2016
    Patents on plants, Representation of North-Rhine Westphalia to the EU
  • April 20, 2016
    Patents on plants, Representation of North-Rhine Westphalia to the EU
  • February 2, 2016
    La juridiction unifiée du brevet européen à effet unitaire
  • January 28, 2016
    Inventions de salariés : actualité et contentieux
  • March 20, 2015
    UPC Update and conclusions for national litigation, German-French-Polish IP Seminar 2015, AIPPI
  • January 1, 2015
    Global patent litigation: How and where to win - Tokyo, Seoul, Pekin, Shangaï, Suzhou, Global Patent Litigation: Asian tour
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