Olivier GicquelHead of Intellectual Property, Patents Counsel and Managing Director
Olivier is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and French Patent Attorney. Olivier has built up extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent drafting, patent prosecution, opposition before the European Patent Office, freedom to operate, litigation, licensing, patent acquisition, settlement negotiation and IP contractual negotiation. Olivier is a mechanical engineering and has worked both in corporate in-house departments with companies in the automobile industry (Aston Martin, Jaguar Cars limited, Land Rover in France and Peugeot Citroen in Paris) and in private practice in France (Cabinet Poupon) and in UK (Rouse& Co). Since 2009, Olivier is leading the French IP Department of Airbus. In 2017, in addition of his role Olivier is also in charge of the IP operations for the entirety of Airbus. Since 2014, Olivier is an assessor within the French mediation for inventors (Commission Nationale des Inventions de Salariés - CNIS). He is keen to share his experience with young entrepreneurs and sponsors IP classes organized by the French National Patent Office.