Who are we ?

Patent engineers

Intellectual Property attorneys, a regulated profession

The profession of Intellectual Property attorneys is governed by the Intellectual Property Code.

The Intellectual Property attorneys – specialising in Patents, are scientists/technicians with basic training.

They must have:

  • a scientific or technical undergraduate national degree issued by a public educational establishment for scientific, cultural and professional studies, as defined by the national education code
  • a degree issued by the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg, or the title of an accredited European patent attorney registered on the list kept by the EPO
  • professional experience of at least 3 years
  • successfully cleared a professional aptitude examination or have professional experience of eight years under the responsibility of a qualified person in intellectual property matters.

These conditions enable us, subject to meeting the criteria of background checks, to be registered in the list of qualified persons in matters of intellectual property.

Once accepted on this list, those who wish to become Intellectual Property attorneys must be registered on the list maintained by the French Office (INPI). All Intellectual Property attorneys must be members of the CNCPI.

Intellectual Property attorneys for Patents Designs advise and represent the firm’s clients for all issues related to the innovation and project validation, the submission and protection strategy as well as their defence. They also intervene in matters related to software.

With our legal training, we also also capable of advising you in contract matters, in the domain of intellectual property.

Since we cannot represent you before the courts, we work in close collaboration with lawyers who specialise in doing so.


Edern TRANVOUEZ

Field of expertise
Physics, mechanics, materials, metrology and electronics

13 years of experience in various patent attorney Firms
7 years of experience in research laboratories
Senior Patent engineer
French & European Patent Attorney 

Formation
Master I in Physics – Aix-Marseille University
Master II in Micro-electronics – Aix-Marseille University
PHD thesis in Micro-electronics – Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Lyon
Center of International Intellectual Property Study (CEIPI)

Patent Litigation in Europe – Strasbourg University

Master in Intellectual Property Law – Strasbourg University
English spoken

Activities
National Association of IP Attorneys – CNCPI
European Patent Institute – EPI


Fabien GAUCHET

Field of expertise
Biomechanics, physics, materials engineering, metallurgy, general and industrial mechanics
15 years experience in various IP attorneys firms
8 years experience in the industry
Senior patent engineer
French & European Patent Attorney

Education
Master in Mechanics – Industry Sciences – University Pierre et Marie Curie
Master 2 in Biomechanics – University Paris 7
PhD thesis in biomechanics – ENSAM
Center for International Studies of Industrial Property (CEIPI)
English spoken

Activities
Professional qualification Board of examiners
National Association of IP Attorneys – CNCPI
Association of CEIPI friends – AACEIPI
European Patent Institute – EPI


Jean CHAFFRAIX

Field of expertise
Data transmission, telephony, mobile radio systems, optics
Former Head of patents and mobile radio telephony within the Philips group
Senior patent engineer
French & European Patent Attorney
French & European Trademark and Design Attorney

Education
Doctor of Science
Center for International Studies of Industrial Property (CEIPI)
English spoken

Activities
National Association of IP attorneys – CNCPI
European Patent Institute – EPI


Michel LEVY

Field of expertise
IP strategy consulting
Consultant in development of innovation
Negotiation, licensing
Partner

Education
Degree in electrotechnics and mechanics
University of Vincennes
English spoken – habla castellano

Activities
Expert to the World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO


Frédéric GAILLARDE

Field of expertise
Physics, mechanics, electronics, optics
20 years experience in various IP attorneys firms
3 years experience in the industry
French & European Patent Attorney

Education
Civil engineer – Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Master of Business Administration
Center for International Studies of Industrial Property (CEIPI)
English spoken

Activities
European Patent Institute – EPI
National Association of IP Attorneys – CNCPI

Free lance


Geraldine LANCELOT

Field of expertise
Biotechnologies, pharceuticals and cosmetics

20 years experience in the industry
Senior Patent Attorney
French Patent Attorney

Education
Master in biochemistry
Center for International Studies of Industrial Property (CEIPI)
English spoken

Activities
National Association of IP attorneys – CNCPI


Natacha GIGER-JANSKI

Field of expertise
Mechanics and biotechnologies.
3 years experience in IP firms
7 years experience in the industry
Patent engineer

Education
Master in molecular and cellular biology – University of Strasbourg
PhD. molecular and cellular biology – University of Strasbourg
Center for International Studies of Industrial Property (CEIPI)
English spoken

Free lance


Pierre ERCOLANI

Field of expertise
General and industrial mechanics, material, general areas
10 years experience in an IP attorneys firm
8 years experience in the industry
Senior patent drafter

Education
Initial training in mechanical technologies
English spoken

Free lance

Contact
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