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Our partners were among the pioneers of the patent disputes consideration practice 

Our associates have taken part in some cases that may be considered precedent. 

For example: 

  • Recovery of monetary losses for the infringement of patent of an individual in the amount of more than 2,000,000 RUR, as well as moral damage in the amount of 800,000 RUR (S.M.Zenovich v. VEROPHARM); 
  • The first patent dispute in the field of pharmaceuticals (S.M.Zenovich (Shchelkovo vitamin factory) v. VEROPHARM JSC); 
  • The dispute considered in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation regarding p. 4.9 of the Rules for filing oppositions and appeals and their consideration in the Chamber for Patent Disputes, when the Supreme Court ruled that proposal to the patent owner to change the claims if it could help to keep it in force partially is an obligation and not the right of the Chamber for Patent Disputes; 
  • The first dispute on the ratio of the scope of patents’ protection of the Plaintiff and the Defendant that reached the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation; 
  • The first dispute on the consequences of considering a patent partially invalid for the dispute on the infringement of that patent (Bayer v. Gedeon Richter); 
  • Invalidation of the patent extension due to the fact that the corresponding «permission» could not be recognized first (VEROPHARM v. Aventis); etc. 


High personal success rates in IP disputes 

Patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law of the firm are known for their very high success rate in patent invalidation (over 45 invalidated invention patents in the last 5 years with a success rate over 76 percent while the average is 30 percent) and patent infringement trials (both as representative of plaintiffs and defendants). 

We act in all courts of the Russian Federation including the Supreme Court in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings on IP issues having unique expertise in practicing IP law. 


Founders are recommended and highly recommended by renowned editions 

Surveys conducted by legal and business publications consistently rank partners of the firm Aleksey Zalesov and Irina Ozolina as leading IP professionals focused on contentious patent and trademark work in Russia. Read more.  


The established reputation of highly competent specialists 

Dr. Zalesov is highly known in Russia among IP specialists, governmental bodies and in the industry. Aleksey is considered by the colleagues one of the leading specialists in patent validity disputes, especially in the field of pharmaceuticals. He has been recommended by our competitors for strengthening the team’s capacity as well as in cases of conflict of interests. 

Dr. Zalesov has been recognized as a top professional, whose opinion is important when developing legislation and court practice: he used to be a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Russian IP Court and a member of the Council on the Issues of Intellectual Property established by the Federation Council; he is an Expert of the Rospatent Quality Council; he has been regularly invited as a court expert to take part in patent disputes by the Intellectual Property Court and participates as a speaker and moderator in international and local conferences related to IP matters. 


Compliance and professional ethics 

The company has adopted Internal Compliance Policy in accordance with high international standards.  

The company team is bound by the professional ethics of patent and trademark attorneys set out by the law. The founders of the company being advocates (attorneys-at-law) are also bound by the Code of Professional Ethics of Advocates, setting out the high corporate standards for lawyers. Our status as advocates (attorneys-at-law) gives our clients the possibility to enjoy all the benefits of the client-attorney privilege, including strict immunity of client-attorney information from any disclosure, including disclosure on demand of administrative bodies, prosecutors, etc.