Allen & Overy
- Life Sciences
Laëtitia Bénard leads Allen & Overy’s Paris office’s IP practice, co-heads the firm’s life sciences group worldwide, and was elected as a member of Allen & Overy’s board worldwide in February 2018. She has a wealth of expertise in all IP areas. As a patent litigator, she has acted in numerous high-profile international disputes. In life sciences, she has unique experience in the French market and is able to advise on pharmaceutical regulatory issues and their interplay with IP law. Notable cases include representing Novartis in a patent nullity and infringement action against Teva, obtaining the highest amount of provisional damages ever awarded in France, and representing Pfizer in patent nullity and enforcement actions, leading to a landmark decision holding for the first time in France that a second medical use patent was valid.