PARIS - Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Marianne Schaffner has joined as a partner in its IP, Technology & Data practice in the firm’s Paris office.

Related Professionals: Marianne Schaffner James T. Hultquist Daniel Kadar Jean-Pierre Collet Natasha Tardif

She joins as the head of the Intellectual Property team in Paris and of the Patent practice in Europe. Two associates will also be joining the firm. 

Marianne was previously a partner in the Paris office of Dentons, where she was European head of patent litigation and national co-head of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group.  

She is well-known for managing complex national and transnational patent disputes in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, telecommunications, electronics, chemical, agri-business and mechanical sectors. 

In addition to advising on international patent, trademark and trade secrets disputes, Marianne also assists clients in negotiating intellectual property agreements and in evaluating their intellectual property portfolios. 

In a joint statement, Daniel Kadar, Jean-Pierre Collet and Natasha Tardiff, co-managing partners of Reed Smith’s Paris office, said: “Marianne’s expertise largely mirrors the sectors in which Reed Smith is renowned for providing the highest quality legal advice. She is an outstanding lawyer and a fantastic addition to the firm.”

“The Paris office continues to invest and focus its activities around the three strategic pillars, which the firm is known for: innovation, agility and creation of value. We expect our clients to immediately reap the benefits of Marianne’s arrival.”