17:00 to 19:00
29 Aug 2013
The French Industrial Property Office (INPI) welcomes and informs all those who are involved in industrial property. It helps them throughout the procedural stages in this field, grants patents, registers trademarks and designs, and publishes them.
The Office makes publicly available all the information on patents, trademarks and designs, as well as the National Register of Commerce and Companies (RNCS) and the Central Register of Trades which it is responsible for maintaining.
INPI plays a major role in drafting French industrial property law. It acts as watchdog of national interests as international, European and Community law in this field change, be it through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) or the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).
The INPI is a public institution, under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, the Ministry for Productive Recovery and the Minister in charge of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy. It employs 742 staff spread over 22 sites.
Join us for this exclusive talk with Yves LAPIERRE, Commissioner and CEO of the French patent and trademark office.
This exceptional talk will be followed by a cocktail where you will get networking opportunities.
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About the Speaker:
Yves LAPIERRE, Commissioner and CEO of the French patent and trademark office
Yves LAPIERRE was appointed Commissioner and CEO of the French patent and trademark office in August 2010. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique (X74) and has a Doctorate in Physics. Before joining the Office, he worked in industry and research, with a consistently strong focus on innovation. Until 1992, he occupied several posts within the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), in France and at Stanford University, USA. He then joined Safran-Hispano Suiza as Commercial and Programmes Director. In 1994, he moved to the CEA, where he was successively Head of Department then Deputy Director of the “Fuel cycle” division. He also headed up the “Silva” project. In 2001, Yves Lapierre joined the Areva group as the Director of Industrialisation for STMI (subsidiary of Areva/EDF), where he was appointed CEO in 2003. He was then named CEO of Areva TA (Technicatome) in 2009.
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