Philippe Campolini is an IP law and life sciences specialist with a particular focus on litigation work and innovations in science and technology.
Philippe assists his clients in all IP areas, focusing strongly on patent law, trade secrets law, and copyright. A substantive part of his practice is IP litigation. Philippe is passionate about scientific and technological innovations and has a wealth of experience in high-end and complex patent litigations as well as innovation-driven transactional work (technology transfer, license, R&D, etc.). This is reflected in the matters he handles for Belgian and international clients from various sectors, notably the life sciences and medical device industries. Philippe is a native French and German speaker who is very well connected with the German market also.
Philippe graduated in law from the Université catholique de Louvain in 2006. He obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) focusing on IP and competition law from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2007. Philippe has been an associate researcher at the Unit for Economic Law of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since 2013. He is often a keynote speaker or guest speaker at conferences featuring IP and trade secrets law and has authored many published works on these subjects.
Philippe is a member of the Belgian Patent Attorney Accreditation Commission since 2017. He is active in the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR). He is also a member of the executive committee of the law journal Auteurs & Media (A&M), the Management Board of the Belgian Copyright Association (BVA-ABA), the Belgisch-Deutsche Juristenvereinigung (BDJR) and the Deutscher Anwaltverein Belgien (DAV Belgien).
Before joining the Brussels office of Stibbe in 2019, Philippe spent 12 years in the IP-IT department of another independent Belgian law firm.