Stéphane GOETGHEBEUR started his career in 1990 as a research engineer in a company designing nuclear facilities. After working as a patent engineer in a Patent and Trademark firm, he joined LAVOIX in 2005. He has been a partner since 2012.

Practice areas

Patent prosecution

Patent litigation

Unfair competition



Due diligence

Electronics, Electricity, Physics, Mechanics

Technology Areas

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Nuclear engineering


Materials Science

Professional Admissions

French Industrial Property Attorney

European Patent Attorney


  • Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 2004
  • Engineer, Ecole Centrale de Paris, 1988

Professional Experience

Stéphane has significant experience in drafting patent applications, monitoring patent grant procedures in France, with the EPO (European Patent Office), the USPTO (United States Patent Office), in Japan, China and South Korea, as well as with freedom to operate studies and opposition procedures before the EPO.


Stéphane is also responsible for coordinating internal training sessions at LAVOIX, which are given to all collaborators joining the firm.

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