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Yuri Pylnev heads the Patent Division of the Intellectual Property practice group. Yuri specializes in the protection and defence of IP rights, patent law and patent disputes.

Yuri Pylnev is a registered Russian patent and trademark attorney and a registered Eurasian patent attorney.

Representative Legal Matters
  • Succeeded in defending in the Chamber for Patent Disputes and the IP Court the Gilead Sciences’ Eurasian patent protecting its blockbuster combinatory medication Truvada, effective inter alia for the treatment of HIV, and also the client’s Russian patent protecting its blockbuster antiviral medication Sovaldi (INN Sofosbuvir).
  • Successfully represented EPK Company in an invalidation action against a Russian patent for an invention protecting a double bearing that had prevented EPK Company from manufacturing and selling such types of bearings in the Russian market for several years.
  • Provision of the international patenting services for the Rosatom group of companies relating to more than hundred PCT applications.
  • Handling a large project for a major Russian aluminium manufacturer, relating to international patenting. The scope of this project includes advising the client on patent prosecution and protection strategies in different countries.
  • Represented Saverglass, a French developer and manufacturer of original bottles, in a long-term patent dispute with a domestic glass company about bottle design. The client won the dispute and received compensation for the illegal use of its design.
  • Successfully represented a major Russian technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products in a complex and intense litigation initiated by one of the biggest Russian computer engineering companies over alleged infringement of its patent.
  • Successfully represented a well-known Korean electronic equipment developer and producer in a patent dispute concerning multiple SIM-card mobile phones.
  • Represented a well-known multinational producer of personal computers and mobile devices in a long-term complex patent dispute over several claims for infringement of a utility model patent in relation to the SOS function of the phone, and also over a claim for infringement of a patent for an invention in relation to determining the location of a phone by measuring the physical parameters of an electromagnetic signal.
  • Represented a famous international producer of car fresheners in an abuse-of-right dispute against mala fide manufacturers that had obtained several design patents covering similar products available in the market to use as a defense against trademark infringement. Cancellation of patents based on the similarity of products to the degree of confusion with client’s trademarks.
  • Facilitated the peaceful settlement of a patent dispute between a large international company in the field of mining equipment and a domestic company developing analogues.
Professional membership
  • member of Russia Patent Attorneys Association
  • Registered Russian patent and trademark attorney, authorized for inventions, utility models, industrial designs and trademarks before the Russian PTO, Reg. No. 1180
  • Registered Eurasian patent attorney, Reg. No. 252
  • Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Law Degree, 2008
  • Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property, professional postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property, 2003
  • National University of Science and Technology «MISIS», 1999