Matthieu Dhenne

Attorney-at-Law (Paris Bar)
Ph.D. in Law (Pantheon-Assas Paris II University)
Master II Agreements and Industrial Property Law (CEIPI)
LL.M. IP International Legal Practice (Bond University)

Dhenne Avocat is currently the only French law firm whose patent litigation is the core business.

The practice of its founder Matthieu Dhenne concentrates on IP litigation with a focus on patent litigation. He is, first of all, a French Patent Litigator.

Matthieu holds a postgraduate degree from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI, France), an LL.M from the Bond University School of Law (Queensland, Australia), and a Ph.D. in Law from University of Pantheon-Assas. Throughout his Ph.D., he was a visiting scholar at Columbia University School of Law along with being a guest scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Law in Munich (Max-Planck Institute and GRUR scholarships).

Mentioned for this reason in the first top tier of Legal 500 ranking in 2017 and 2018, Matthieu works on both contentions and non-contentious patent litigation (electronics, pharmaceuticals products, mechanics, cosmetics, etc.). He has notably attended such companies as Marathon Patent Group, Alpinestars, Mylan or Amgen, for instance. Matthieu has extensive legal skills that allow him to advise his clients on procedure issues (about “saisie-contrefaçon” for instance) and on all aspects related to the management of rights (contracts, inventions of employees, etc.). Finally, he also has solid experience in trademark law, design law and copyright law (especially software copyright).

In addition to his activity as an Attorney-at-Law, Matthieu leads a Think Tank devoted to the protection of innovation (Institut Stanislas de Boufflers) and he actively participates in several recognized associations including CEIPI Alumni, AIPPI, APEB, APRAM, LES, AAPI. Matthieu was notably a rapporteur for the French AIPPI group at the Sydney Congress in 2017 (patentability of computer implemented inventions). He is regularly consulted by French authorities about IP and trade-secret Laws and he is also regularly asked to intervene in conferences and participate in juries.

Matthieu is the author of a book entitled “Technology and Patent Law. The Invention in Patent Law” (published by LexisNexis and derived from his doctoral thesis), which is primarily about the technology criteria in Patent Law. He has also published many articles about Intellectual Property on recognised blogs and in major French Law Reviews and international Law reviews.

Matthieu is speaking French, English and German fluently.


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