IP Ones to Watch 2022: MIP recognises David Degen at Novartis
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IP Ones to Watch 2022: MIP recognises David Degen at Novartis

David Degen is an IP counsel at Novartis in Switzerland

David Degen, IP counsel, Novartis, Switzerland

David Degen has handled highly complex and groundbreaking parallel trade and diverted goods cases, which is why he makes this list.

He has worked at Novartis since 2014, where he started as an intellectual property research assistant.

His nominator praises him for his impressive litigation drafting skills in English, high working capacity, ability to summarise complex cases and ease with working alongside high-level managers.

“He’s someone who has the potential to successfully lead a team in the future,” the nominator notes.

Degen says his role includes working on and leading many different aspects of trademark enforcement. His team strives to ensure its enforcement strategies advance the company’s business needs.

“Intellectual property departments in pharmaceutical companies must keep up with their organisations’ ambitions. They need innovation, creativity, and resilience, while also doing their part to contribute to the wellbeing of patients,” he says.

All ones to watch

All ones to watch

Mélodie Sofack is an IP legal counsel at Dassault Systèmes in France
Dev Narasimhan is a patent portfolio manager at CoMotion at University of Washington in the US
Frederick Braunstein is a senior counsel at TaskRabbit in the US
Grace Du is a staff attorney at Starbucks in China
Ana Gouvêa Monetti is a legal counsel at Siemens in Brazil
Morgan Seisson is a European patent attorney at Nestlé Institute of Material Sciences in Switzerland
Xiaolong Meng is an IP counsel at TCL in China
Charles Roger is a senior contract and licensing manager at STMicroelectronics in France
Mila Misevska is an IP lawyer at Play’n Go in Malta
Guillermo Mier Y Concha Martinez is a brand enforcement manager at Red Bull in Austria
Alix Lesage is a legal counsel at France Brevets in France
Kinga Palińska is an IP team member at CD Projekt in Poland
Maria Herlitz Sundelius is a legal counsel at H&M in Sweden
Fredrika Hellberg is a trademark attorney at Essity in Sweden
Hyeran You is a senior legal counsel at Samsung Electronics in South Korea
Daniela Valera is a legal assistant at Backus (part of AB InBev) in Peru
Rachel Armstrong is a senior counsel at Dubai Future Foundation in the UAE
Stephanie Glyde is an IP counsel at Rio Tinto in Australia
Jake Holt is a trademarks corporate counsel at Amazon in the US
Armin Schwitulla is a senior litigation counsel at Nokia in Germany
Thibault Saurat is a group patent manager at Ontex in Belgium
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