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Francis AHNER

Partner

French Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Life Sciences & Chemistry Department
AGENCIES: PARIS
Email: ahner@regimbeau.eu
Tel: +33 1 44 29 35 00
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Qualifications

French Patent and Trademark Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Education

Master's in Chemical Engineering (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Strasbourg - ENSCS)
CEIPI Graduate (Distinction in Patents and Trademarks)

Background

As an internationally recognised expert in chemistry, pharmacy and cosmetics, Francis AHNER assists and advises pharmaceutical companies of all sizes, not only with the acquisition of their rights but also with disputes in French courts or at the European Patent Office. He is one of the few French experts in the field of Supplementary Protection Certificates.

Technical and scientific fields

Life Sciences - Chemistry:
Chemical engineering, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Agribusiness, Food products, Physical chemistry, Veterinary medicine, Diagnostics, Waste treatment, Water treatment, Fertilizers, Cements, Concrete, Dyes, Paints, Adhesives, Resins, Oil industry, Lubricants, Hydrocarbons, Bituminous coatings, Conservation, Micro-porous particles

NICT – Mechanics – Physics:
Mechanics, Thermals, Metallurgy, Textiles, Transports, Automobiles, Civil engineering, Public works, Packaging, Hydraulics, Lighting, Heating, Measuring instruments, Optics

Teaching / Representative positions

  • Honorary President of FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the worldwide representative body for the profession).
  • Professor at the CEIPI (Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies). President of CEIPI's teaching Committee, he has been a member of the Board of Directors for many years.
  • Lecturer on the "Industrial Property" modules in Grandes Ecoles, Universities and postgraduate courses
  • Member of various professional associations (AIPPI, EPI)

Award

Distinguished in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the “Individuals – Prosecution” category by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM)

Recent contributions and participations

Toulouse

Inauguration of Toulouse's Agency

For the inauguration of its Toulouse’s Agency, REGIMBEAU organizes a conference entitled "Industrial Property at the frontiers of technology". Contribution of Philippe BESSIERE, Head of REGIMBEAU Toulouse. Contribution of Francis AHNER, on “Strategies of patent protection with the changing context of biomedical research”. Contribution of Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, on "Patentability of Biological Material in the USA: Cutting Brake!». Contribution of Isabelle THILL, on "Specificities of Pharmaceuticals Trademarks". Christian TEXIER and Marc LEVIEILS "protection of personal data, software, signal processing and protection of devices in the medical field".
14th Oct 2014
Paris

Congress of Paris

Contribution of Francis AHNER to the Congress of Paris on IP Law organized by FNDE in collaboration with CEIPI and CASRIP on : "Law of Employee Inventions : Asia - United States- Europe"
19th Sept 2014
Paris

IP Summit

Contribution of Francis AHNER as moderator on the IP Summit 2013
9th Dec 2013
New Orleans

FICPI - ABC Meeting

Participation of Francis AHNER to the FICPI ABC Meeting 2013 (The American, British, and Canadian National Associations)
15th May 2013
Paris

Third Party Observations

REGIMBEAU is organising a breakfast seminar on "Third Party Observations: A weapon to integrate into your IP strategy?" Interventions by Francis AHNER and Stéphanie CELAIRE
26th March 2013

Fields

Patent

SPC

Plant Breeders’ Right

Contracts

Know-how

Due Diligence - Strategy

IP Prosecution

Litigation

Portfolio management

Freedom to operate

Valorisation

Press release

IAM Patent 1000 - 2017 Ranking

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM) has published the results of their “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” survey identifying the best worldwide patent practitioners. REGIMBEAU is again ranked among the top firms in France in the “Firms – Prosecution” category; Francis AHNER and Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT have been named in the “Individuals – Prosecution” category.
Published on: 4th Jul 2017