Stéphanie MICHIELS

Stéphanie MICHIELS

An engineer by training, Stéphanie MICHIELS joined LAVOIX in 2003 after professional experience in the patent Department of a pharmaceutical multinational and major IP firms in London.

Practice areas

Patent prosecution

Patent litigation

Unfair competition



Due diligence

Chemistry-Life sciences

Technology Areas

Organic Chemistry


Natural products

Human and veterinary therapy

Professional Admissions

French Industrial Property Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Chartered Patent Attorney (Associate), Eligible for admission onto the UK Patent Attorneys Register


  • "Patent Litigation in Europe", 2014
  • Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 1997
  • Graduate in organic chemistry (Eng. EHICS), 1996
  • Individual IAM1000

Professional Experience

Stéphanie acquired specific expertise in various chemical fields, and specifically pharmaceutical chemistry. She regularly works for clients in the life sciences and materials fields.


With experience in European and French patent law, in the private sector and industry, in France and the United Kingdom, she supports various structures in protecting and leveraging their intangible assets. She also works in drafting patent applications, examining French, European and foreign patent applications, and oppositions and appeals before the EPO and the courts.


She also conducts validity studies, freedom to operate studies, and portfolio audits, in particular in the context of Due Diligence.

  • LAVOIX - WTR1000
  • LAVOIX - Legal500
  • LAVOIX - IPStars
  • LAVOIX - Patent1000
  • LAVOIX - Legal500(2)
Certification ISO 9001:2015 applicable to all the IP attorney activities and for all its offices.