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IP Ones to Watch 2022: MIP recognises Mélodie Sofack at Dassault Systèmes

Mélodie Sofack is an IP legal counsel at Dassault Systèmes in France

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Mélodie Sofack, IP legal counsel, Dassault Systèmes, France

Mélodie Sofack is always available and often finds helpful solutions to speed up tricky internal processes. That’s the view of her nominator, put forward when describing Sofack’s role within French software corporation Dassault Systèmes.

Sofack joined the company in 2019 having worked for Sopra Steria, an IT service management company also based in France. It was there that she gained the experience of counselling on and negotiating IT services agreements with a high value and with IP challenges.

At Dassault Systèmes, Sofack contributes to copyright enforcement activities worldwide, working to find new and useful ideas to issues regarding contracts, general legal advice, and litigation.

She tells Managing IP: “I am passionate about innovative activities and entrepreneurship, and I would like to help new actors in innovative and creative sectors by sharing my experience, challenging the status quo, and protecting what matters.”

All ones to watch

All ones to watch

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