Catherine Caspar

People

Title: Associé
Qualifications: French & European Patent Attorney

Location: Paris

caspar@oshaliang.eu

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Catherine Caspar’s practice includes all aspects of foreign and domestic patent prosecution, with emphasis on software and electrical engineering, telecommunications industries.

EXPERIENCE

Mrs. Caspar was previously a research and development engineer with Thomson Multimedia where she designed several algorithms in the field of digital video signal processing: integrated circuits simulation, noise reduction, motion estimation, video frame rate up / down-conversion, 100Hz TV, video compression for MPEG2, etc.

She was also software development engineer for different SMEs. She developed, for example, editing software for the packaging industry and a software for driving a professional audio / video recorder.

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Mrs. Caspar was during 10 years a member of the Intellectual Property & Licensing department of Orange where she was responsible of a group of patent engineers. She was in charge of a patent portfolio in the fields of software applications, graphical user interfaces, domestic gateways, cloud computing, mobile networks and other various telecommunication systems and protocols.  Her practice at Orange included patent portfolio management and evaluation, infringement and validity studies, freedom to operate studies, claim charts for telecommunication standards and studies concerning conflicts between software distributed under open source licenses and patent rights. She has also been involved in patent agreement drafting (non-disclosure agreements, transfer of rights, co-ownership agreements). She was responsible at Orange for the implementation of an in house training course on patent and IP management in the context of technical projects and/or partnerships.

Mrs. Caspar previously worked as patent agent for a Law Firm in Paris for companies in the fields of automotive industry and access control systems.

EDUCATION

  • French Patent Attorney (2010)
  • European Patent Attorney (2008)
  • French degree for patent law (CEIPI, International Study Center for Intellectual Property), Strasbourg University, France (2002)
  • Electronics Engineer, Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, France (1988)

ADMISSIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • French Patent Attorney (2010)
  • European Patent Attorney (2008)
  • Postgraduate diploma on French and European patent law (CEIPI, International Study Center for Intellectual Property), Strasbourg University, France (2002)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author “Motion content of transmitted TV images: a statistical survey” International Broadcasting Convention – IBC ’94, p. 405 – 410 (1994)

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • French (native)
  • German

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • European Patent Institut (EPI)