Jean Fau

Associate, Paris

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Jean is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice of Linklaters in Paris. His practice covers the full range of IP and TMT legal areas.

Before joining Linklaters, Jean served as an in-house IP counsel and privacy officer (CIL) for 3.5 years. He was a part-time lecturer and a member of the D.C.T Research Laboratory at the Lyon II University for 4 years, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Intellectual Property and Information Technologies.

Jean is a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) French Chapter and the Chaintech association.

Work highlights
  • Advising a multinational company in the context of a potential dispute related to an arbitration regarding the determination of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) standard-essential patents licence royalties;
  • Advising a chemicals company regarding the potential acquisition of a target company involved in multi-jurisdiction phytopharmaceutical patent dispute and administrative proceedings;
  • Advising a leading manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, including automotive batteries and industrial batteries, on its compliance program with the GDPR, involving entities in Europe and North America.

Professional experience

Other matters of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed notably include the following:

  • Advising an investment company with regards to the potential acquisition of a French manufacturer of medical devices.
  • Advising a consortium regarding the potential acquisition of a major generics company’s branch of activity.
  • Advising a multinational banking and financial services company in relation to the obligations of its national French subsidiary under the GDPR and other local regulations;
  • Advising and seconding a major multinational temporary staffing company on its compliance with GDPR and in negotiating pilot and SaaS agreements;
  • Advising a major multinational banking and financial services company in relation to its contemplated transition to electronic contracting and electronic signature.

Education and qualifications

Jean holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in Intellectual property from Lyon II University.

Published works

  • “Aïe, robot or the compensation of robot’s victims”, Option Droit & Affaires, n° 373, 25 October 2017
  • “French senate formally votes intelligence bill”, Internet Policy Review, Alexander Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, 9 June 2015
  • “The rise of decentralized domain name systems: new issues for IP rights holders?”, Propriété Industrielle, LexisNexis, March 2014