David Devic

David Devic

French and European Patent Attorney. David graduated in biochemistry and pharmacology at Polytech Nice Sophia. David also obtained a Master’s Degree in law.

  • Languages:native French. Advance knowledge in English Knowledge in Spanish
  • Office:Nantes
  • Area of competence:Patents

Work experience

During his studies, David worked nearly one year as a Patent Engineer in Génoplante, specialized in plant genomics. Then, since 2002, David has joined IP firm Harle & Phelip which merged with Jacobacci Group.


Professional focus

David has an extensive practice in drafting and prosecuting French, PCT and European patent applications relating to engineering subject-matter. Moreover, he is constantly connected with professionals based abroad to manage the prosecution of foreign patent applications, mainly in USA or in Asia. He has experience in handling patent litigation in France, but also opposition / appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. Furthermore, he implements prior art searches, strategic advice on patentability, freedom-to-operate analysis and IP Agreements.


Areas of expertise

David mainly works on engineering matters and has particular expertise in the fields of mechanic, packaging, agricultural device, medical device and automated machine, but also in the fields of biology, emulsion, biotechnology, and food additive. David is also familiar with French Supplementary Patent Certificates and Plant Breeders’ Rights.

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