Béatrice HOLTZ

Béatrice HOLTZ

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 areas

Patent prosecution

Patent litigation

Unfair competition



Due diligence

Chemistry-Life sciences

Technology Areas


Plant Biology





Food Industry

Molecular and cellular biology

Professional Admissions

French 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
  • Managing IP

Professional Experience

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.

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