Yann Gloaguen, Ph.D.


Title: Patent Engineer

Location: Paris
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Dr. Yann Gloaguen assists clients with prosecuting French, European and foreign patents in the fields of chemistry, materials science, and chemical engineering.

Prior to entry into the legal field at Osha Liang, Dr. Gloaguen worked in The Netherlands as a postdoctoral researcher for six years, in the fields of organometallic chemistry and sustainable homogeneous catalysis.

Dr. Gloaguen obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, where his graduate dissertation focused on the activation of boranes by late transition metal organometallic complexes.


  • Ph.D., Organometallic Chemistry, University of Toulouse, France (2010)
  • M.S., ENSCM (National Chemistry School), Montpellier, France (2007)


  • “An Isolated ‘Nitridyl-Radical’ Bridged {Rh(N•)Rh} Complex”. Gloaguen, C. Rebreyend, M. Lutz, P. Kumar, M. Huber, J. I. van der Vlugt; S. Schneider, B. de Bruin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 6814- 6818. ‘Hot Paper’, Inside Front Cover.
  • “Ruthenium Agostic (Phosphinoaryl)borane Complexes, Multinuclear Solid-State and Solution NMR, Xray and DFT studies”. Gloaguen, G. Alcaraz, A. Petit, E. Clot, Y. Coppel, L. Vendier, S. Sabo-Etienne, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 17232-17238.
  • “Reactivity of a Mononuclear Iridium(I) Species Bearing a Terminal Phosphido Fragment Embedded in a Triphosphorus Ligand”.  Gloaguen, W. Jacobs, B. de Bruin, M. Lutz, J. I.  van der Vlugt,  Inorg.  Chem., 2013, 52, 1682-1684.


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