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Yves Bizollon

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Bird & Bird LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Yves is renowned for his extensive experience in patent litigation. Yves is the partner who leads our Intellectual Property group in France. He is based in our Paris office. With more than 25 years' experience in IP, Yves has extensive experience in litigation. He has dealt with some of the most significant, cross border, patent cases in the fields of pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications and mechanics. Yves also led the establishment of our Lyon office in 2006, making Bird & Bird the first Anglo Saxon law firm to practice in Lyon. Before joining us, Yves was an IP partner at Lamy Véron & Associés. He is a Professor at CEIPI (Strasbourg), a lecturer at Centre Paul Roubier and regularly teaches at Montpellier Law University.

Languages

French, English

Member

Yves is a member of many professional organisations such as APEB, EPLAW, APRAM, GRAPI and AAPI, where he is President of honour of the AIPPI French Group and was previously vice-President of the AAPI.


France

The regions

Within: The regions

UK firm Bird & Bird has its main French office in Paris and a secondary office in Lyon, which has developed very well and now houses some 40 lawyers and professionals. The Lyon office, which has a broad range of business law expertise, is jointly headed by David Malcoiffe, whose private equity expertise is well recognised, and Yves Bizollon, who ranks among France's leading patent litigation experts.

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Bird & Bird's team consists of 11 partners and covers the intellectual property, corporate, data protection, commercial, employment and tax aspects of the healthcare and life sciences sector. Recent intellectual property highlights include Yves Bizollon's advice to Actavis regarding a patent revocation claim against Servier, andspan class="legalease-display-reference" data-type="contact" data-id="130007" data-parent-type="account" data-parent-id="12385" data-disabled-flag="FALSE">Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan's work for a medical device manufacturer in the context of two multi-jurisdictional patent infringement actions. Clients such as Enterome instructed experts such as Emmanuelle Porte and Anne-Cécile Hansson to act on significant corporate and financing mandates, while Ariane Mole has been advising a leading global pharmaceutical company on a host of regulatory issues including market access and GDPR compliance. The tax front is covered by Laurence Clot and Alexandre Vuchot is the main name in the commercial sub-group.

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France: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Patents

Within: Intellectual property: Patents

Bird & Bird handles local and European patent matters for a broad range of enviable client names. Yves Bizollon recently represented Actelion in a patent revocation action against Icos - an affiliate of Eli Lilly - and Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan continues to lead the advice to Technicolor regarding a series of infringement claims filed against Samsung pertaining to technologies such as video coding. The team also acted on a number of sensitive proceedings in the healthcare and consumer goods sectors. Géraldine Arbant is the main name to note in Lyon and counsel Laurent Labatte is also a key contact within the Paris branch.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

Known to clients as 'the perfect balance between theory and practice', the intellectual property team at Bird & Bird distinguishes itself through its 'pragmatic approach' and ability to 'emphasise the pros to reduce the impact of the cons'. Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan continues to assist CrossFit with a host of actions for the enforcement of its trade marks, while Lyon-based Géraldine Arbant is representing Groupe SEB before the EU Intellectual Property Office in its opposition to the EU trade mark application for the 'foodle' logo by an Armenian company. Yves Bizollon is also a key name alongside associate and trade mark attorney Estelle Henry-Mayer, who is based in the Lyon office and specialises in the intellectual property aspects of marketing campaigns. Other noteworthy clients include Electrolux, Sodebo, Petit Bateau and GO Sport.

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Intellectual property: copyright

Within: Intellectual property: copyright

Bird & Bird's Lyon-based Géraldine Arbant is currently acting for Swiss designer furniture manufacturer Vitra in several copyright infringement proceedings against a host of parties, and in Paris Yves Bizollon successfully defended an international home appliance manufacturer in an infringement claim filed by a designer previously employed by the defendant. Also notable is Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan, who is currently representing a leading global hospitality client in contractual and copyright infringement disputes across multiple jurisdictions.

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