Simon has more than twenty five years of continuous experience specialising in intellectual property law and, in particular, patent law (advisory, prosecution & litigation).
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.
Simon has gained expertise in various fields of intellectual property law, in particular those relating to utility – including SEPs – and design patents, copyrights, trade marks, trade secrets as well as competition law (unfair, abusive and parasitic competition) and litigation, arbitration and enforcement:
Simon is ranked ‘IP Star’ for France, in the ‘Strategy & Counselling’ and ‘Litigation’ areas of practice, in the ‘Patent’ section of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions and the ‘Trade mark and Copyright’ section of the 2017 edition “IP Stars Handbook” from the monthly magazine Managing Intellectual Property MIP.
Simon is cited in patent litigation especially in the field of pharmacy and electronics in the column ‘Intellectual Property - Patent’ of the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Paris.
He is also cited in the ‘Best Law Firms: Patent litigation’ classification of Decideurs, Collection guide-directory – Innovation, technology & Intellectual Property.
Simon was ranked by Leaders League as ‘Recommended’ in 2009 and ‘Highly recommended’ in 2012 and 2014.