Béatrice Holtz joined LAVOIX in 2001 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2012. Specialist in Biology, Béatrice coordinates and oversees the collaborators in the Life Sciences centre within the Firm.
Practice areasPatent prosecution
Molecular and cellular biology
Professional AdmissionsFrench Industrial Property Attorney
European Patent Attorney
- Master in Intellectual Property, 2017
- "Patent Litigation in Europe", 2016
- Graduate from the Center of International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI), 2001
- Ph.D., Biochemistry, 2000
- Engineer, French School of Life Sciences (Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon), 1997
Béatrice assists biotechnology companies and start-ups, universities, research entities, or multinationals, in technical fields including biotechnology, pharmaceutical products, cellular biology, immunology, enzymology, microbiology, plant biology and the food industry.
She has considerable experience preparing new patent applications as well as with patent prosecution at the European Patent Office (EPO), filing Supplementary Protection Certificates, and monitoring grant procedures in France and abroad.
Béatrice represents clients during opposition and appeal procedures before the European Patent Office. She also has extensive experience preparing opinions on freedom to operate, conducting audits on patent portfolios, infringement, invalidity and enforcement as well as due diligence examinations.