Technical fields :

  • Mechanical
  • Fluid mechanical
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electronics


  • Post Graduate Certificate for Patents from the “Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle” (CEIPI Patents)
  • Engineer, graduated from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers” (ENSAM ParisTech)


Professional experience and skills acquired

Alain started his carrieer as a research and develoment engineer and later became a production engineer in industry. As project manager, he coordinated development of new products combining mechanical and electronic.

Alain has been working in IP since 1996, first within the Thales Group and later with
Marks & Clerk France. He has significant experience in:

  • Obtaining rights with the identification of patentable elements, new patents application and defense, in France ans abroad, and also management of patents portfolios ;
  • Rights exploitation with freedom-to-operate analysis, participation in licensing talks and support in infringement cases.

Alain has also advised several start-ups ans individual inventors as they sought to protect their innovations. He also advised a business angel in the evaluation of a technology for which an investment was intended.