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Nicolas Dumont advises European and international clients from various industries in all intellectual property related aspects. His main focus is on patent and trademark litigation as well as unfair competition and know-how protection proceedings.

Mr. Dumont has worked on several European high-profile infringement litigation cases and complex international arbitration proceedings. He also has particular experience in drafting and negotiating license agreements and the support of intellectual property driven cross-border transactions and joint-venture projects.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dumont worked in the intellectual property practice groups of two international law firms, was seconded to the legal department of a global top 15 pharmaceutical company, completed his Masters of Law degree in copyright and media law, and spent half a year as visiting scholar at the George Washington University Law School working on a research project in comparative law ("The consequences of digital libraries regarding US-American and German copyright law").

Experience

  • Various international medical device manufacturers in several ex-parte interlocutory injunction proceedings regarding patent infringements at the international trade fair Medica before the Düsseldorf District Court.
  • French automotive supplier in patent infringement proceedings concerning electric motors before the Düsseldorf Court of Appeals.
  • Acer in a dispute over standard essential patents before the Mannheim District Court.
  • US automotive supplier in patent infringement litigation regarding airbag technology before the Düsseldorf District Court.
  • Acer in multiple patent litigations involving the question of insolvency-proofness of patent licenses before the Düsseldorf District Court.

Perspectives

Know-how-Protection 2.0 - Spotlight on the draft bill of the German law implementing the EU directive on the protection of trade secrets
Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel
The protection of trade secrets following the EU directive (EU) 2016/943: New requirements and challenges for the protection of know-how and its implications for confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure clauses under labor law
Arnold & Porter, Frankfurt
Automotive Industry: A Key Sector in the Midst of the Digital Revolution
NVwZ, issue 21/2017
Das Einheitspatent – eine (fast) unendliche Geschichte
Betriebs-Berater, BB-Standpunkte
UPC in Times of Brexit - The current status of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), Regional Chapter Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Credentials

Education
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, 2010
  • LLM, Johannes Gutenberg-University at Mainz, 2009
  • First State Exam, Johannes Gutenberg-University at Mainz, 2008
Admissions
  • German Attorney, authorized to represent before all German Courts (except for the Federal Court of Justice in civil matters) and before the courts of the European Union.
Activities
  • Member, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Member, Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
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