Thierry started his IP career as a Patent Examiner at the French National Institute of Intellectual Property in the field of optics, mechanics and transmissions. After seven years, he moved to the industry and worked in-house at Thomson-CSF Industries (now THALES), a major manufacturer of telecommunications, industrial control and optronic devices. Thierry later joined the Parisian IP firm BREDEMA as a partner and head of the physics department, before establishing a new branch of an international IP firm in Toulouse in the aeronautics field.
Thierry is committed to the development of the IP community in France, and has taught preparation courses for the European Qualifying Examination and the French bar exam for more than a decade. He is actively involved in the debate surrounding the patentability of software in Europe.
His practice is primarily devoted to patent prosecution, infringement litigation and intellectual property strategy, including patentability and freedom to operate analyses. Thierry deals with all aspects of patent law and practice in France and Europe, involving a wide spectrum of technical areas (from software to electronics and mechanics).
Thierry holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Strasbourg and trained in IP law at the CEIPI (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies).