Team • Etienne HABASQUE

Etienne HABASQUE - Partner

Practice areas

Patent Prosecution
Patent Litigation
Unfair Competition



European Patent Attorney | French Industrial Property Attorney


Etienne HABASQUE joined Lavoix in 1984, and became a partner in 1989 and member of the Executive Committee in 2000. Etienne has over 35 years of experience in IP. He started his career working for major car manufacturers on issues of patentability of systems, networks, and in general various data processing mechanisms and embedded electronics and computing.

Technology areas


  • Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 1984

  • M.Sc. in Electricity, Electronics and Automatics, 1983

Professional experience

Etienne also had the opportunity to work for the French historical telecommunication operator and for several French research organizations, particularly in electronics and computer science. Etienne is currently working mainly in fields related to National Defense, notably in electronics, computer science and Artificial Intelligence.

Etienne has conducted a large number of oral proceedings before opposition divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. His expertise also includes more than 40 infringement cases before French and foreign courts, particularly in the fields of medical electronics, automotive and multimedia.
Etienne is also in charge of IP training programs for several of his clients and frequently gives conferences. His latest interventions concern Free Software.

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