Baker McKenzie has further strengthened its leading Moscow IP practice by appointing Yuri Pylnev as counsel, effective 1 January 2017.

Mr. Pylnev has been the head of the IP practice's patent subdivision since 2010. He has extensive experience, having started his career as a State Patent Examiner, further to becoming vice-head of a Patent Examination Department and a member of the Chamber for Patent Disputes at the Russian PTO (Rospatent). After Rospatent, Mr. Pylnev successfully passed exams to become a Patent and Trademark Attorney and continued his IP practice as an in-house IP counsel at a scientific-production subsidiary of Rosatom (currently the national nuclear corporation). He is an IP lawyer with a technical and legal background, and has been specialising in various intellectual property issues for more than 16 years.

Mr. Pylnev helps clients with different IP matters primarily relating to inventions, utility models and industrial designs, including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in Russia and abroad, challenging and supporting Russian and Eurasian patents at the Chamber for Patent Disputes and the IP Court, resolving patent disputes, including pre-trial and court proceedings, conducting freedom-to-operate investigations and any kind of patent searches, assisting with licensing and assigning IP rights, and managing patent portfolios.

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