European and French Patent Attorney
Jean-Christophe joined GEVERS & ORES in 2010. He specializes in patent portfolio management with key accounts as well as innovative small- and medium-size companies, with a particular focus on patents portfolio auditing. He has experience in developing tailor-made solutions to enhance the IP potential of clients’ projects, especially by cultivating a closer relationship between IP and R&D or Engineering teams.
Jean-Christophe advises on all aspects of patent portfolio management, starting with drafting and prosecuting. He handles offensive/defensive oppositions. He represents clients before the French and the European patent offices with a particular skill in oral proceedings. He leads patent clearances and takes charge of the IP issues raised in JDA or other kinds of agreements. Jean-Christophe also advises on patent portfolio audits especially when linked to operations needing an assessment of both portfolio operational quality and size. More broadly, he advises clients on steering patent strategy in line with Gevers policies, focusing on brain activities and cost-efficient back-office solutions.
Jean-Christophe started as a patent engineer in private practice and left for the industry where he worked for nearly 10 years as IP Director in charge of two business units of the Valeo Group, a key global player in car equipment manufacturing and one of top ranking patent applicants in France. He is a former epi tutor and is now a member of the jury of the French patent qualification examination. Jean-Christophe is particularly interested in IP world evolutions through his involvement in many professional work groups.
- Chartered French Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
- Electrical engineering degree from ENSIEG, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble, France
- Patent law degree of the Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (CEIPI), Strasbourg University, France
How to bring IP and R&D together
International Briefing, Managing IP - (1/2) October 2010, (2/2) December 2010, co-authored with Christophe Léveillé
France, a safe route for patent limitation
International Briefing, Managing IP - December 2011