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Tom Blanchet

Tom Blanchet


Tom Blanchet

Tom Blanchet assists clients in the course of IP litigation proceedings, such as infringement proceedings, invalidity proceedings, "saisie-contrefaçon" and IP proceedings in various sectors: life sciences, cosmetics, electronics, mechanics, and telecommunication (FRAND issues).

Tom also advises clients in dispute resolution and in negotiating contracts.

  • Assisting a biosimilar company (patentee) in cases concerning an infringement seizure proceedings followed by an action on the merits and a PI on a biosimilar formulation patent;
  • Assisting a generic company in numerous invalidity patent litigations; 
  • Assisting a packager for cosmetic products (patentee) as a defendant of a nullity action in France against its competitor; 
  • Assisting a perfume manufacturer both in an infringement litigation in France and in opposition proceedings before the EPO;
  • Assisting an electronic company in a patent infringement litigation in France based on three non-SEP patents in the user interface field;
  • Assisting a leading automotive supplier in an infringement litigation in France against its competitor with patents covering automotive equipment;
  • Assisting a supplier of devices in the context of cross border patent litigations (FRAND issues) against a patent troll which brought infringement proceedings in France.

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Career and qualifications

  • Lyon III University (Masters degree Droit des affaires) 2013
  • CEIPI Strasbourg (Masters degree Propriété Intellectuelle et Commerce) 2014
  • Associate, August & Debouzy 2017
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2019

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