• Chemistry, notably organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, sugar chemistry, polymers, cosmetics.
  • Life sciences, notably pharmacy (active ingredient, composition, therapeutical uses), diagnostics in vitro and medical devices.
  • Materials science, notably nanomaterials, composites ans ceramics.
  • Other more specific areas of expertise: 3D printing, surface treatment, waste recovery, textiles, bitumen, filtration membranes.


  • Diploma on patent litigation in Europe, from the “Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle” (CEIPI)
  • University degree in patents, CEIPI
  • D. in molecular chemistry, polymer and catalysis, Montpellier 1993
  • Postgraduate degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry specialisation, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI
  • Master’s degree in chemistry from theÉcole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (now Chimie ParisTech)


Laure SARLIN began her career in the patent field in 1997. She first worked for 3 years in the patent department of a major French pharmaceutical group, in its Toulouse research center. She then joined the Lyon office of an IP firm, where she assisted a wide range of clients (start-ups, SMEs, major groups, public institutions) in developing their industrial property policies and all aspects linked to patents: patentability studies, drafting and prosecution procedures, both in France and abroad, freedom to operate, pre-litigation and litigation, « saisie-contrefaçon », training, contracts, etc. In particular, she has extensive experience of opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, representing both opponents and patentees.

In May 2024, she joined the VIDON Group, as head of the Rhône-Alpes office.


Her primary motivation with the actors she works with is to be a close and trusted contact, bringing her expertise to provide them with personalized advice tailored to their specific issues and technical innovations.

Finally, Laure has regularly taught patent law : as a tutor for the training of European patent attorneys at EPI-CEIPI (Lyon, 2003-2012), at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and IMIS (Institut de management des industries de la santé).