Emmanuel specialises in intellectual property law as well as in information and telecommunication law, dealing with both contentious and transactional matters. By virtue of his admission in England and Wales as well as in France, he has been involved in a range of multi-jurisdictional intellectual property matters, including patents and know how litigation, in particular in the electronics, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.
Emmanuel’s experience is complemented by his expertise in drafting and negotiating domestic and international IP/IT agreements and technology transfer agreements. In the context of his transactional practice, he is particularly involved in transfer of technology and licensing agreements. Emmanuel has thus been President of the Licensing Executive Society (L.E.S. France) from 2011 to 2015 and is now leading the European Committee of LES International.
Emmanuel began practicing in intellectual property in 1994 with the French law firm CMS Francis Lefebvre in Brussels and Paris. He pursued his legal practice in 1997 within Bird & Bird, first in London, before moving to the new office launched in Paris. In 2004, together with German and French attorneys, Emmanuel founded the Paris law firm EGAvocats, dedicated to intellectual property and information technology, before joining law firm Pinsent Masons in 2012 where he leads the Intellectual Property department.
- Intellectual Property
- Information Technology
Emmanuel Gougé has been recommended every year since 2011 by Who's Who Legal France as a leading lawyer for patents. In 2017, he was also recommended in the global edition of Who’s Who Legal for his expertise in that area, and he was elected as an IP Stars in 2015 and 2016.