Alexandre Picot, Ph.D.


Title: Collaborateur
Qualifications: European Patent Attorney

Location: Paris


Dr. Alexandre Picot’s practice includes foreign and domestic patent prosecution in the chemical, pharmaceutical, materials science, optics, alternative energy, automotive, mechanical, manufacturing, and oilfield industries.


Prior to joining Osha Liang in 2011, Dr. Alexandre Picot was a research associate at the Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, and at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination of Toulouse, France. Additionally, he was a lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. In particular, he used his knowledge in organic and inorganic chemistry to advance in various fields of chemistry such as alkyne metathesis, hydrogen storage, catalytic hydrogenation, nitrogen transfer, oxidation reactions, asymmetric catalysis, non linear optic, and bio-imaging.

During his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, Dr. Alexandre Picot focused his research on designing and implementing dinuclear catalysts in efforts to mimic organophosphate hydrolase functions on the hydrolysis of pesticides and warfare agents.

Dr. Alexandre Picot’s experience at the firm includes identifying patentable subject-matter with clients; writing patent applications, particularly in the field of chemistry, material science, and mechanical industries; searching prior arts; writing patentability and freedom to operate opinions; replying to European and French Office actions; and writing instructions to foreign associates such as in the US, Japan, or China.

In his personal time, Dr. Alexandre Picot enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and sailing.


  • CEIPI (International Intellectual Studies Diploma in Patent Law), Strasbourg Law Faculty, FR (2011)
  • Ph.D., Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A&M University, TX, US (2004)
  • M.S., Supramolecular Chemistry, Université Paul Sabatier, FR (1999)
  •  B.S., Chemistry, Université Paul Sabatier, FR (1997)


  • “Tridentate and Tetradentate Iminophosphorane-Based Ruthenium Complexes in Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones,” Organometallics, 2011, 30(6), 1478-1486
  • “Molybdenum Nitride Complexes with Ph3SiO Ligands Are Exceedingly Practical and Tolerant Precatalysts for Alkyne Metathesis and Efficient Nitrogen Transfer Agents,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131(27), 9468-9470
  • “Design of Dipicolinic Acid Ligands for the Two-Photon Sensitized Luminescence of Europium Complexes with Optimized Cross-Sections,” Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47(22), 10269-10279
  • “Efficient sensitization of europium, ytterbium, and neodymium functionalized tris-dipicolinate lanthanide complexes through tunable charge-transfer excited states,” Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47(22), 10258-10268
  • “Long-Lived Two-Photon Excited Luminescence of Water-Soluble Europium Complex:  Applications in Biological Imaging Using Two-Photon Scanning Microscopy,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130(5), 1532-1533
  • “Two-Photon Antenna Effect Induced in Octupolar Europium Complexes,” Inorganic Chemistry, 2007, 46(7), 2659- 2665
  • “Remarkably efficient hydrolysis of methylparathion catalyzed by [2-(2-pyridyl)phenyl-C,N]palladium(II) complexes,” Inorganic Chemistry, 2006, 45(14), 5600-5606


  • “Two photon antenna effect induced in Europium complexes for luminescence Applications,” Journée thématique Chimie de coordination, Lyon, France, April 2007
  • “Complexes de lanthanides pour l’optique non linéaire,” Journées de la Division Chimie de Coordination de la SFC, Toulouse, France, April 2006
  • “Metal Catalyzed thiophosphate ester hydrolysis,” 225th American chemical Society meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, March 2003
  • “C-2 chiral dinucleating ligands with a 3,6-disubstituted pyridazine core,” 223rd American chemical Society meeting, Orlando, Florida, US, April 2002
  • “Chiral dinuclear complexes as asymmetric catalysts,” 222nd American chemical Society meeting, Chicago, Illinois, US, August 2001


  •  English (proficient)
  •  French (native)
  • German (intermediate)