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Intellectual Property & IT in France

Intellectual Property

In a dynamic commercial landscape with ever-expanding technological horizons, it is increasingly important for businesses to capture value from their intellectual capital and knowledge-based assets. After all, these can be far more valuable, and more difficult to control, than almost any other type of corporate holding.

Our experienced team will work closely with you to develop effective strategies to manage your intellectual property portfolio. We can also provide all the services you need to identify, leverage, protect and defend the value of these assets.

The detailed technical knowledge of our intellectual property lawyers is an important aspect of the experience we bring to this area. We have a large team of registered patent lawyers who provide advises and representations in all aspects of U.S. and international patent law. A significant number of our intellectual property lawyers also hold advanced degrees in technical fields.

Our team advises on:

  • exploitation and monetization of intellectual property
  • patent prosecution, advising and litigation
  • trademark prosecution, advising, monitoring and litigation
  • patent and trademark office oppositions, cancelations and post-grant proceedings
  • enforcement of intellectual property rights, both nationally and worldwide
  • copyright registration, advising and litigation
  • trade secrets protection and enforcement
  • reputation management
  • compliance and disputes
  • negotiation and drafting of intellectual property terms in commercial transactions and collaborative development agreements
  • intellectual property audits and due diligence exercises
  • advising on intellectual property audits, portfolio management and development
  • seizure of counterfeit goods
  • Section 337 cases before the International Trade Commission


Eversheds Sutherland is at the cutting edge of the legal profession. Our technology practices focus on IT, meaning that we are able to provide help tailored to your specific needs and at exactly the right time.

We understand your industry and how technology companies operate. Our extensive experience has been gained by representing a diverse range of clients and seconding team members to leading technology companies including Hewlett Packard and Cisco. This practical industry knowledge means that our lawyers speak your language and are able to grasp technical concepts quickly and comprehensively. Whatever your legal needs, we are here to help you.

The detailed technical knowledge of our technology lawyers is an important aspect of the experience we bring to this area. A significant number of our technology lawyers hold advanced degrees in technical fields.

Our team advises both customers and providers on a broad range of contractual based relationships and transactions, including:

  • software and technology licensing
  • payment services and payment processing
  • supply chain/procurement/logistics
  • franchising
  • consumer law
  • facility management and other service outsourcings
  • information technology outsourcing (ITO)
  • business process outsourcing (BPO)
  • application development and maintenance (ADM)
  • managed data/voice networks
  • big data and data analytics
  • software as a service (SaaS) transactions
  • large-scale software implementations and all aspects of e-commerce
  • software audits
  • telecom contracts and infrastructure
  • media contracts and advice
  • intellectual property law
  • privacy and information law
  • cyber security