De Gaulle Fleurance
Leading legal services group of more than 130 lawyers in Paris, we have a cross-practice and sectorial approach, including in Intellectual Property and Information Technology law.
We are involved in all types of cases relating to IP and IT, including the protection and valuation of innovative assets. Our in-depth knowledge of our clients’ businesses, in sectors such as the media, telecommunications, healthcare and life sciences (pharmaceutical products, medical devices, healthcare practice, digital health, wellness, etc.), construction and real estate development, engineering (chemistry, mechanics, etc.), energy and environment, agriculture and food, banking & finance, sports and leisure, e-commerce or new markets such as digital assets or New Space, enables us to build strategic recommendations for the management of our clients’ projects.
Our experience in the field of digital and data law also combines all legal and regulatory aspects of this increasingly strategic field with the constant digitization of the economy. Among our clients are solution providers, software or data bases publishers, platforms, services providers or user companies, in a wide range of digital-related or data-driven issues and in the same wide variety of sectors as for IP, following the whole life cycle of digital projects including on topics such as AI, Metaverse, Web 3, Cryptos, 3D and 4D printing, e-health, Connected mobility or Connected housing, Cybersecurity or Smart healthy cities.
We advise our clients on both transactional and litigation aspects and strive to anticipate their expectations by providing them with or using digital tools supporting the practice of law. For instance, after having launched Litimark®, LitiDesign® and and LitiSafe®, we have also developed our own statistical analysis tool of French patent litigation through the detailed analysis of dozens of French court decisions. This tool, named LitiPat®, is a powerful risk-analysis tool that we use for our client when they need to make decisions before or during a patent litigation. We also help clients making the most of generative AI in their day to day practice or strategic initiatives.
We also are part of national or international projects at the forefront of the IP and IT practice, for instance as a member of the EU TEHDAS consortium meant to contribute to the creation of the European Health Data Space or as partners of the Europrivacy®™ GDPR compliance certification program homologated by the EDPB in October 2022.
Areas of specialism
- ZPersonal Data Protection & Cybersecurity
- ZNeighboring rights such as sports events
- ZComplementary protection certificates
- ZInnovation protection & valuation issues
- ZCommercial and IT contracts
- ZLicense agreements for software or digital content
- ZCloud computing
- ZSoftware counterfeiting
- ZTrademarks (prosecution, transaction and litigation) & domain names
- ZAssisting on building and implementing data-driven projects including setting up or marketing data bases or
- ZLegal framework for the conditions of operation of online digital content service platforms and websites
- ZRegulatory law applied to digital technology
- ZComputer or data related litigation and judicial expertise
- ZInternet & e-commerce
- ZCommercial litigation: breach of contract, unfair competition
- ZPublic procurements & administrative disputes, including those relating to authorizations issued by the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority), those awarding IT public contracts, etc.
Cécile Théard-Jallu specializes in the fields of healthcare & life sciences regulations, commercial and contract law as well as related intellectual property stakes. Her practice also encompasses all aspects of information technology law (Internet, web 3 and metaverse, blockchain, big & smart data, privacy, cybersecurity, cryptology, artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, 3D & 4D printing, IoT, e-health, smart connected healthy cities, etc.).
She has developed a strong experience acting for both international groups and SMEs in a large variety of economic sectors.
She helps clients through the definition and implementation of their innovation strategies and in the context of complex transactions & projects, including R&D, licensing and consortium, pre-clinical, clinical research as well as technology transfers or changes, with or without public funding. She also helps clients with their market access, commercial, vigilance & industrial activities, including in the digital economy.
She has an extensive experience in advising clients on the structuring, design, negotiation and implementation of their commercial, IT and industrial contracts.
Among other sectors, she co-animates the New Space offer of De Gaulle Fleurance and its connections with innovative fields such as healthcare & life sciences, agriculture & food, energy & environment, mobility or data-based projects.
She has worked for an international law firm in Washington DC and a US Global Player of the Medical Device industry and is co-chairing the International Bar Association Healthcare & Life Sciences Law Committee and Annual World Life Sciences Conference. Member of the European TEHDAS consortium, she is recognised as a leading expert in international guides in healthcare, life sciences, commercial and digital law and is certified to accompany clients in their GDPR compliance certification process with Europrivacy®™.
She also gives lectures on digital law at the Faculty of Medicine of Burgundy.
Francine Le Péchon-Joubert
Francine Le Péchon-Joubert has developed in-depth expertise on all matters relating to trademark and patent law and in all types of contracts (R&D, licensing, M&A…) as well as disputes relating to intellectual property rights in front of French courts and is ready to handle possible UPC matters.
She oversees 4 paralegals in charge of Trademark prosecution. This team monitors, optimizes and defends trademark portfolios on an international level.
She is recognised as a leading expert in international guides in intellectual property and commercial law.
She assists clients in an extensive variety of sectors such as drugs and medical devices, entertainment and consumer goods, hospitality and real estate, to mention but a few.
Among other sectors, she co-animates the New Space offer of De Gaulle Fleurance and assists clients on related intellectual property stakes & challenges.
Francine gives lectures on IP litigation law at the Faculty of Law – Paris Saclay.