After working as an R&D engineer in the digital image-processing field, then as a patent engineer beginning in 2004 in the French research centre of a major Japanese industrial group, Ioana DONESCU-BAGSHAW joined LAVOIX in March 2011, in particular to develop the group’s activity in the Greater West region. She has been a partner since 2017.

Practice areas

Patent prosecution

Patent litigation


Due diligence

Electronics, Electricity, Physics, Mechanics

Technology Areas


Computer Science


Digital signal processing

Professional Admissions

French Industrial Property Attorney

European Patent Attorney


  • Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 2006
  • PhD in digital image processing, CNET/ENST Bretagne, 1997
  • Engineer, Institut National des Télécommunications, 1993

Professional Experience

Ioana in particular work in the following technical fields: telecommunications, signal and image processing, computer systems and inventions implemented by computer. She advises and represents business in many areas, such as drafting patent applications, examining French, European and foreign patent applications, oppositions and appeals before the EPO, and freedom to operate studies.


She also manage local relationships with several innovation development entities in Brittany, such as POOOL, a structure resulting from the merger between the Rennes Atalante Technopole and the French Tech Rennes-St Malo.


Ioana DONESCU-BAGSHAW also uses her skills to advance her profession and was a member of a committee for the EPO’s European qualifying examination (EQE) for 8 years, from 2009 to 2016.

  • Palmarès du Droit
  • Le Point et Statista
  • Managing IP
  • Managing IP
  • WTR 1000
  • Décideurs
  • Legal 500
  • IAM Patent 1000
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