Avocat at the Paris Bar
Docteur en Droit (Paris II)
Master II Industrial Property (CEIPI)
LL.M. IP International Legal Practice (Bond)
The activity of Matthieu Dhenne focuses on patent litigation.
Matthieu holds a Master 2 from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI, France), an LL.M. from the Bond School of Law (Queensland, Australia) and a Ph.D. (law) of the University of Paris II. During his Ph.D., he was a teaching assistant at the University of Paris XII, a visiting scholar at the Columbia University School of Law (New York), and a Guest Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Law in Munich (Max-Planck Institute Scholarship and GRUR Scholarship) and Visiting Scholar at the European Patent Office (EPO).
Matthieu dedicates his activity exclusively to counsel and national and transnational litigation in patent law (electronic, computer, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, mechanics).
Matthieu also has strong expertise in trademark law, design law and copyright law, specialties he has practiced in a renowned German law firm before he joined Schertenleib Avocats.
In addition to his activity in the Firm, Matthieu leads a Think Tank devoted to the protection of innovation (Stanislas de Boufflers Institute) and he actively participates in several associations including AIPPI and AACEIPI (CEIPI Alumni). Matthieu was notably a reporter for the French AIPPI Group at the Sydney Congress in 2017 (patent question: patentability of computer-implemented inventions). He was also auditioned at the National Assembly when the Trade Secrets Act was passed.
Matthieu is the author of a book entitled "Technique and Patent Law. The invention in patent law" (published by LexisNexis and resulting from his doctoral thesis), which focuses on the notion of technical character in patent law and on computer-implemented inventions. He is also the author of numerous articles on the law of intellectual property, in particular relating to patent law, in leading French and international legal journals. He is regularly asked to intervene in conferences and juries.
Matthieu speaks French, English and German fluently.