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Patent Team – Life Sciences/Chemistry

Agency: Montpellier
+33 (0)4 30 63 00 40

Technical Areas of Expertise

  • Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/Genetics/Stem Cells
  • Biochemistry
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Agribusiness and Agronomy
  • Chemistry

Other Technical Fields of Competence 

  • New Plant Variety Certificates/Biological Material Deposits
  • Natural Resources and Environment

Educational Background
PhD in Biochemistry and Protein Engineering (Université Paris Sud, Paris XI/French Atomic Energy Commission)

Professional Qualifications: Patent Associate
French Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
CEIPI Graduate

French, English

Before joining the firm of Pontet Allano, Cécile acquired experience in the pharmaceutical industry, the biomedical industry, and various IP firms. She also headed the patent department of a public research institute specializing in biology. She has worked in an Anglo-Saxon country and in a Franco-American start-up.

Cécile mainly deals with portfolios involving agribusiness, chemistry (organic, medicinal, materials), biology, biotechnology, cosmetics, phytochemistry, biophysics, medicine, and pharmacology.

Her proficiencies include drafting of patent applications, monitoring of patent procedures in both France and abroad, IP portfolio management, technology watches, competitive intelligence, and patent consultations and litigation.

She is accustomed to representing clients during oral proceedings before the European Patent Office.

She also assists bailiffs during counterfeit seizures.