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, licenses, joint research agreements, 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. As a native French and German speaker, Philippe is also very well connected with the German market.
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 invited to speak at conferences featuring IP and trade secrets law and has authored many publications on these subjects.
Philippe is the President of the French-speaking section of the Belgian Patent Attorney Accreditation Commission, as well as board member of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), the Belgian Copyright Association (BVA-ABA), the Belgian law journal Revue de droit commercial belge – Tijdschrift voor Belgisch handelsrecht (RDC-TBH) and the Belgian copyright law journal Auteurs & Media (A&M). He is also active in several international organisations, such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR). Philippe is also a third-party decider acknowledged by CEPANI for the resolution of disputes relating to .be domain names.
Before joining the Brussels office of Stibbe in 2019, Philippe spent 12 years in the IP-IT department of another independent Belgian law firm.
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