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Simon Jean Marie Christiaën

  • Patents, Intellectual Property, Trademarks
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Summary

Dr Simon Christiaën, partner at DWF (France), is a French Specialist in Intellectual Property and a Patent Litigator (infringement, validity/nullity, revocation, ownership, contratc enforcement...). He is also an Arbitrator at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Simon has more than twenty six years of continuous experience, exclusively in law firms and departments specializing in intellectual property law and, in particular, patent law (advisory, prosecution & litigation).
Since June 2018, he is Partner in charge of the Patent law activity of DWF (France), in partnership with patent engineers, experts in innovation and specialized counsel in France and abroad. From December 2008 to June 2013, he was a Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property department of Taylor Wessing (France) where he was involved in the management and growth of the team, including the hire of a partner dedicated to trade mark prosecution as well as building the team of associates.
Prior to that from March 1999 to Nov 2008, Simon was a Senior lawyer in the IP/IT department of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) formerly Landwell & Partners, responsible for the Patent & Design group.
Simon has a Doctorate in International Intellectual Property Law (thesis financed by the French Ministry for Research and Technologies, entitled “The conflict of laws relating to Intellectual Property – Principles and Solutions of French and conventional Private International Law”). His doctorate was awarded with distinction, summa cum laude.
His professional seniority (27 years in December 2019) and his excellent technical how-how allows him to assist both SME/SMIs and big corporate groups in the context of complex technological procedures involving French national and European/EU Utility and Design Patents notably in an international context.

Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French Sign Language: Spoken, Written
Awards
Patent Star
“IP Stars Handbook” from the monthly magazine Managing Intellectual Property MIP
Simon is ranked ‘IP Star’ for France, in the ‘Strategy & Counselling’ and ‘Litigation’ areas of practice, in the ‘Patent’ section of the 2019 edition.
Ranked among profiles lawyers
The legal 500
Simon is ranked as intellectual property law and dispute resolution specialist and arbitrator at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Patent Star
“IP Stars Handbook” from the monthly magazine Managing Intellectual Property MIP
Simon is ranked ‘IP Star’ for France, in the ‘Strategy & Counselling’ and ‘Litigation’ areas of practice, in the ‘Patent’ section of the 2018 edition.
IP Star
“IP Stars Handbook” from the monthly magazine Managing Intellectual Property MIP
Simon is ranked ‘IP Star’ for France, in the ‘Strategy & Counselling’ and ‘Litigation’ areas of practice, in the ‘Patent’ section of the 2017 edition and the ‘Trade mark and Copyright’ section of the 2017 edition “IP Stars Handbook”
Patent Star
“IP Stars Handbook” from the monthly magazine Managing Intellectual Property MIP
Simon is ranked ‘IP Star’ for France, in the ‘Strategy & Counselling’ and ‘Litigation’ areas of practice, in the ‘Patent’ section of the 2016 edition.
Patent Litigation
The Legal 500 Paris
Simon is cited in patent litigation especially in the field of pharmacy and electronics in the column ‘Intellectual Property - Patent’ of the 2016 edition.
Professional Associations
CUERPI (Grenoble II University now Grenoble-Alpes)
Member
- Current
Activities: IP law and practice.
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Paris Bar # 3300-033160 42
Attorney-at-law
- Current
Activities: Patent/IP Law and Litigation.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Arbitrability of litigation relating to the validity of patents in Switzerland
LexisNexis
Is there a
LexisNexis
Mein kampf in the public domain: will we witness the trivialization of horror?
Les Echos
The arbitrability of patent litigation
Medef IDF magazine
The French part (Chapter 10) of the Legal section of the work entitled 'Mastering the IP Life Cycle-Towards a Tax-efficient Management of Intellectual Property Pights'
PwC
Infringement Seizure
Dalloz
Speaking Engagements
The Marriage of Law and Technology, European User Group Meeting, 5th Conference, Sardinia, Baia Chia
Invention Machine France
Speech on the particular use of a text mining software regarding patent and design prior art.
Certifications
Certificate of Specialisation in Intellectual Property Law with the specific qualification
National Council of Bars 'CNB'
Certificate of specialisation in Intellectual Property Law including Patent Law among jurisdictions
Regional Center for Professional Training of Bars Lawyers of the Competence of the Court of Appeal of Versailles 'CRFPA'
Lawyer (Attorney-at-Law)
Paris Bar
Contact & Map
DWF (France) AARPI
137, rue de l'Université
Paris, TX 75007
France