Etienne HABASQUE is a member of the firm's executive committe since 2000. Etienne HABASQUE joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1989.

Practice areas

Patent prosecution

Patent litigation

Unfair competition



Due diligence

Electronics, Electricity, Physics, Mechanics

Technology Areas

Electrical Engineering


Computer Science



Professional Admissions

French Industrial Property Attorney

European Patent Attorney


  • Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 1984
  • M.Sc. in Electricity, Electronics and Automatics, 1983

Professional Experience

Currently head of the electrical department at LAVOIX, Etienne HABASQUE's practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation in various areas of the electrical arts.


He has handled a large number of oral proceedings before the opposition divisions and boards of appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO). His expertise includes over 30 patent infringement cases before the French courts. Etienne HABASQUE assists his clients in strategically building their patent portfolios, conducting landscape studies of competitors' patents, preparing non-infringement, patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions; setting up invention disclosure programs, and establishing internal procedures for protecting their trade secrets.


The technologies in which he has considerable experience include electronics in the automotive field, digital and analogy circuits, IC design, semiconductor devices, optics and optical equipment, telecoms, computer networks and software. He also advises on unfair competition matters. Etienne HABASQUE also manages the IP training programs for several clients and gives frequent lectures on European and French patent systems.

  • LAVOIX - WTR1000
  • LAVOIX - Legal500
  • LAVOIX - IPStars
  • LAVOIX - Patent1000
  • LAVOIX - Legal500(2)
Certification ISO 9001:2015 applicable to all the IP attorney activities and for all its offices.