Christophe Besnard

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Title: Associé
Qualifications: French & European Patent Attorney

Location: Paris
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besnard@oshaliang.eu

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Christophe Besnard has more than fifteen years of experience in both patent prosecution and litigation. His litigation background is highly valuable for helping companies to obtain patents that will withstand the scrutiny of European Judges.

EXPERIENCE

Being based in the Paris office, Mr. Besnard advises non-European companies in European proceedings. He also handles international patent portfolios for established French companies, while helping young innovative companies to define IP strategies aligned with their objectives. As an engineer, he has a diverse technical knowledge in mechanics and electronics, including expertise in consumer electronics, automotive, aeronautical and aerospace industries, medical devices, microfluidics, alternative energy, packaging and childcare articles.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Intellectual Property Law & Management Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France (2014)
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Patent Litigation in Europe Center for International Intellectual Property Studies *CEIPI), university of Strasbourg, France. Research paper on third party intervention in patent litigation proceedings in Europe (2011)
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Patents, Trademarks & Designs Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France (2002)
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (diplôme d’ingénieur) Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Recherche en Matériaux, University of Burgundy, France (2001)

ADMISSIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • European Patent Attorney (2006)
  • French Patent Attorney  (Conseil en propriété industrielle, mention brevets d’invention) (2006)

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • French (native)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • Institute of French IP Attorneys (CNCPI)
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES), France