Gérard MYON joined LAVOIX in 1995. He has been a member of the firm's Executive Committee since 2002 and was named Executive Officer in charge of patent matters in October 2009.
Practice areasPatent prosecution
Electronics, Electricity, Physics, Mechanics
Technology AreasMechanical Engineering
Professional AdmissionsFrench 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
Prior to join LAVOIX, Gérard MYON has been working for four years as an Examiner at the European Patent Office and three years as an IP Manager with a French company. Gérard MYON has been a partner since 2000 and currently manages the Lyon office of LAVOIX.
His practice covers patent prosecution and litigation in various mechanical and electrical fields, in particular weaving techniques, mechanical and electrical connectors, electrostatic spraying systems, electrical motors, special machines, robotics, and injection moulding.
Gérard MYON has handled a number of oral proceedings before the Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the EPO and has been involved in many patent infringement cases before the French and foreign courts.
He is a lecturer at Centre Paul Roubier for what concerns IP Strategy. Gérard MYON is also Treasurer General of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).