Stéphane is an Irish, United Kingdom and European qualified patent attorney, an Irish qualified trade mark attorney and an EUIPO Professional Representative, with 18 years’ experience working in intellectual property, directly servicing clients ranging from Fortune 500 US corporations to Irish, British and European start-ups and university spin-offs in the context of patent, trade mark and design filing, prosecution and portfolio management. He joined Marks & Clerk in 2018, after working for firms of patent & trademark attorneys in Sheffield, UK and in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Stéphane is self-taught in the digital field and, before joining the patent profession, he managed ICT projects including database designs and implementations both in Europe and in the UK, besides gaining mechanical engineering skills in earlier positions.
As a Senior Associate and Patent Attorney, Stéphane continues to work with a wide variety of traditional and cutting-edge technologies. He has notable experience in software, digital devices, wireless and mobile telecommunications systems, digital control systems, powered and unpowered medical devices, alternative energy power generation systems and power tools, besides a variety of other electrical and mechanical engineering systems and processes.
Stéphane’s specialist practice area is computer implemented inventions (‘CII’), including in particular card and other electronic payment systems, database architectures, digital image processing software, rendering pipelines, motion capture and animation software, network architectures, distributed applications and data flow management, cryptology and other digital communication securing systems, source files optimisation for 3D printing processes, and user interfaces. He particularly enjoys working with digital start-ups and SMEs in need of identifying, structuring and capturing their intellectual property, both for securing investments and strengthening their growth.
A native French speaker, Stéphane is fluent in English, in which language he qualified professionally in Ireland, in the UK and before the EPO. Stéphane also has strong notions of German, which he expects to rapidly improve after moving to Luxembourg, and he is also learning Luxembourgish.
Stéphane is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA, UK), a member of the European Patent Institute (EPI) and an overseas member of the Association of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (APTMA, Éire).
Chartered (UK), European and Registered (Éire) Patent Attorney
Registered (Éire) Trade Mark Attorney
EUIPO Professional Representative
Conseil en Propriété Industrielle (Lux)