An engineer by training, Frédéric PORTAL joined LAVOIX in 2011 as a partner after 10 years of experience in another major patent and trademark firm. His areas of specialization include life sciences, pharmacy, biochemistry, organic chemistry, polymers, batteries, photovoltaics, composite materials, alloys and process engineering.
Practice areasPatent prosecution
Technology AreasLife Sciences
Professional AdmissionsFrench Industrial Property Attorney
European Patent Attorney
- Master in Intellectual Property, 2017
- "Patent litigation in Europe", 2010
- Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 2004
- Engineer in Chemistry & Chemical engineering, CPE Lyon, 2001
He has solid expertise in contract negotiations, drafting patent applications, legal opinions on patentability, invalidity, freedom to operate and infringement, including practices regarding lawsuits, oppositions and appeal procedures before the European Patent Office (EPO).
He also advises companies and public bodies on technology transfer, both in terms of strategy, negotiations with their partners and the drafting of agreements. He has also acquired solid experience in patent litigation, particularly in infringement, protection of business secrets and patent ownership, before the French courts, including infringement seizures.