Gérard MYON

Gérard MYON

Gérard MYON joined LAVOIX in 1995 after working at the European Patent Office as an examiner and for a French company specialized in equipment used to apply coating products, in an Industrial Property management position. He has been a partner at LAVOIX since 2000 and a member of the Executive Committee since 2002. Gérard was appointed Managing Director responsible for patent activity in October 2009 and currently runs the LAVOIX office in Lyon.

Practice areas

Patent prosecution

Patent litigation

Unfair competition



Due diligence

Electronics, Electricity, Physics, Mechanics

Technology Areas

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Fluid dynamics


Professional Admissions

French Industrial Property Attorney

European Patent Attorney


  • Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 1993
  • Engineer, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, 1987
  • Master of Sciences in Engineering, Cornell University, USA, 1987
  • Le Point et Statista

Professional Experience

Gérard primarily assists major industrial groups in developing their patent portfolios, and defining and implementing their protection strategies.


He has solid expertise in various mechanical and electrical fields, in particular related to shed formation on looms, electrical and mechanical connectors, electrostatic spraying systems, electric motors, special machines, robots and command systems for this equipment, for the activities that cover the acquisition of rights and disputes.


Gérard MYON regularly participates in oral proceedings before the Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. He handles may patent infringement cases before the French courts, including with infringement seizure measures, and before several foreign courts. He is active at the Centre Paul Roubier, research and training entity for industrial property law and strategy.

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