Follow us : Twitter LinkedIn Facebook
Conseils en Propriété Industrielle / European Patent and Trademark Attorneys
Client Login
Home > Team > Our team > CV

Search by name

Sylvain THIVILLIER

Head of the Munich office of REGIMBEAU

French Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

IT Mechanics Physics Department
AGENCIES: MUNICH
Email: thivillier@regimbeau.eu
Tel: +49 89 4111 23 320
Languages:    

Qualifications

French Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Education

Master’s in Engineering (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne), specializing in Process Engineering
CEIPI Graduate (Patents and Trademarks & Designs)

Background

Sylvain THIVILLIER started his career in Intellectual Property at Regimbeau in 2004.
After spending 2 years in the Paris office and 6 years in the Lyon office, Sylvain is now Head of Regimbeau’s Munich office.

Both a French and European Patent Attorney, Sylvain advises clients on all issues relating to the field of Patents, from the drafting of patent applications through to the granting procedures, including patent litigation. Notably he has gained a vast experience in European Law, dealing with several Oral Proceedings and Opposition cases before the EPO.

Sylvain has accumulated extensive and varied experiences, through his involvement in the development and management of IP portfolios for Startups and Small Businesses, as well as in multinational IP litigation. 

He regularly carries out legal consultations, particularly for Freedom to Operate, Due Diligence and the evaluation of Intangible Assets.

Technical and scientific fields

Physics,
Mechanics,
X-ray optics,
Medical equipment,
Telecommunications,
Liquid crystal devices, 
Substrates for microelectronics,
Naval technology,
Automobiles,
Bioinformatics,
Metallurgy

Teaching / Representative positions

  • Lecturer at the CEIPI.
  • Member of the International Committee at the CNCPI
  • Member of several professional associations: CNCPI, GRUR, epi, INTA, AIPLA

Recent contributions and participations

Washington

AIPLA Annual Meeting

Participation of Emmanuelle LEVY at the annual AIPLA Meeting and contribution by Sylvain THIVILLIER in the “Frequent pitfalls in prosecuting US originated patents in the EPO” case study during the “European IP Practice Post Brexit” session.
25th Oct 2016
Munich

GRUR Annual Meeting

Participation of Sylvain THIVILLIER at the GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) Annual Meeting.
12th Oct 2016
Lyon

Is 2016 the final stretch before the entry in force of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court?

REGIMBEAU is organising a conference on "Is 2016 the final stretch before the entry in force of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court ". Contributions from BOUTARIC and Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partners and Sylvain THIVILLIER, European and French Patent Attorney.
9th Jun 2016
Orlando

INTA Annual Conference 2016

Participation of Evelyne ROUX, Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Carole ADJADJ and Sylvain THIVILLIER at the INTA's Annual Meeting.
21th May 2016
Minneapolis

AIPLA's Spring Meeting

Participation of Sylvain THIVILLIER at the AIPLA's Spring Meeting from 18 to 20 May 2016.
18th May 2016
Paris

REGIMBEAU IP ACADEMY from the 31 March to 5 April 2016

REGIMBEAU is organising a 4-day training seminar on "Basic Principles of the European Patent System" for clients and foreign colleagues wishing to acquire a working knowledge of the specificities of patent procedures in Europe. Participation of Jérôme COLLIN, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Emmanuelle LEVY, Marie AUDREN, Philippe BESSIERE, Nicolas BOUQUIN, Isabelle CLERY, Charlotte LELEU, Matthieu OBJOIS, Cécile PUECH, Anne SEIBEL and Sylvain THIVILLIER.
31th March 2016
Munich

BIO Europe

Participation of Nicolas BOUQUIN and Sylvain THIVILLIER, at the BIO Europe conference.
2nd Nov 2015
Strasbourg

Summer School on European Intellectual Property Law

Contribution of Sylvain THIVILLIER at the CEIPI "Summer School on European Intellectual Property Law" on Grant Proceedings before the European Patent Office
3rd Jul 2015

Recent Publications

Unified Patent Court: Ratification by Italy, entry into force for the end of 2017 ?

by Sylvain THIVILLIER, Head of the Munich Office
On February 10, 2017, Italy became the 12th member state ratifying the International Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC). Italy, who had initially expressed reservations regarding the project of a new European system for patents, composed of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC), now gives a strong message in ratifying the UPC agreement and we hope that this is an optimistic sign for a rapid entry into force of the UP and UPC
Published on: 14th Feb 2017

Pitfalls that US origin cases experience in the EPO

By Sylvain THIVILLIER, head of Munich Office and Christine McCARTHY, Partner, BARNES & THORNBURG LLP
Dual protection of patentable innovations in the US and Europe has long strengthened the relationship between those economic markets and affected competition therein. However, patent applicants beginning their pursuit of protection with US origin applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) often face significant but often avoidable challenges in protecting their innovations in the European Patent Office (EPO).
Published on: 18th Oct 2016

Unified Patent Court: No Opt-Out Fee!

by Sylvain THIVILLIER, Head of the Munich Office
On 24 and 25 February 2016, the Preparatory Committee for the UPC met and agreed on a text stating the “Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs” linked to the UPC, in which it should be noted that the official fee for opting out of the exclusive jurisdiction of the UPC has been removed.
Published on: 2nd March 2016

Fields

Patent

Know-how

IP Prosecution

Portfolio management

Technological Survey

Business Intelligence

Due Diligence - Strategy

Valorisation

Litigation

Press release

REGIMBEAU IP ACADEMY 2016

The 2016 edition of the 4-day seminar on "European Patents: The essentials" took place in our Paris Office from 31 March to 5 April 2016.
This seminar brought together participants from eleven different countries, wishing to acquire a practical understanding of the European patent system.
The seminar was a huge success, and will be renewed in 2017.
“One of the best presentations I have attended in 25 years of practice.”
“The best lecture I’ve been given on problem solution approach.”
“Amazing learning opportunity.”
“Ideal for anyone who is interested in learning about EP Law.”
Published on: 31th March 2016

Meet us

Paris
20
APR

REGIMBEAU IP Academy 2017

REGIMBEAU is organising a 5-day training seminar on "European Patents and Designs: The Essentials" for clients and foreign colleagues wishing to acquire a working knowledge of the specificities of patent and design procedures in Europe. Participation of Jérôme COLLIN, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Evelyne ROUX, Emmanuelle LEVY, Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Isabelle THILL, Philippe BESSIERE, Nicolas BOUQUIN, Henri BOURGEOIS, Frédérique DURIEUX, Emilie GROYER, Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, Damien MACE, Matthieu OBJOIS, Cécile PUECH, Anne SEIBEL and Sylvain THIVILLIER.