Catherine Caspar


Title: Associé
Qualifications: French & European Patent Attorney
Location: Paris



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

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 and integrated circuits simulation. She was also a software development engineer for different SMEs.

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Mrs. Caspar was a member of the Intellectual Property & Licensing Department of Orange and managed a group of patent engineers for ten years. She was in charge of patent portfolios in the fields of software applications, graphical user interfaces, domestic gateways, cloud computing, mobile networks and various telecommunication systems and protocols.  Her practice at Orange included patent portfolio management and evaluation, infringement and validity studies, freedom to operate studies and claim charts for telecommunication standards. She has also been involved in patent agreement drafting (non-disclosure agreements, transfer of rights, and co-ownership agreements).

Mrs. Caspar also previously worked as a patent agent for a law firm in Paris that represented companies in the field of electronics for the automotive industry and access control systems.


  • 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)


  • 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)


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


  • English
  • French (native)
  • German


  • Institute of French IP Attorneys (CNCPI)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES), France