Team • Stéphanie MICHIELS

Stéphanie MICHIELS - Partner

Practice areas

Patent prosecution
Patent Litigation
Unfair Competition

Stéphanie MICHIELS


European Patent Attorney | French Industrial Property Attorney | Chartered Patent Attorney, Eligible for admission onto the UK Patent Attorneys Register |
UPC Representative


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.

Technology areas


  • Master 2 Intellectual Property Law in the Knowledge Economy, 2017
  • “Patent Litigation in Europe”, 2014
  • Graduate from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), 1997
  • Specialization in biochemistry, University of Paris VII, 1997
  • Graduate in organic chemistry (Eng. EHICS), 1996

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.

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