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French Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

IT Mechanics Physics Department
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French Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Master of Science Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC)
Master of Arts (University of California)
L.LM in Intellectual Property Law (Strasbourg University)
CEIPI Graduate (distinctions in Patents and Trademarks & Designs)


After several years’ experience in the development and management of technology, Jerome COLLIN joined REGIMBEAU in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.

Jérôme is active in the fields of electronics, engineering and medical devices. His expertise covers the acquisition and employment of Industrial Property rights (including oppositions, litigation, compromises). He regularly undertakes IP asset evaluations (audits and due diligence, financial valuation). He is in charge of REGIMBEAU’s international cooperation and speaks frequently at international conferences.

Technical and scientific fields

Physics:  fundamental and applied (plasmas, sources of particles and their applications, metallurgy, nanotechnologies, etc.)
Substrates containing silicon and their processing
Computing – all aspects (operating systems, applications, networks, Internet, etc.)
Systems of mobile communications (protocols, networks and terminals)
Cryptology and fiduciary techniques
Medical equipment
Mechanics - all aspects (Fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, materials, etc.

Teaching / Representative positions

  • Lecturer in several consultancy lectures in the French “Grandes Ecoles” and Universities
  • Member of: FICPI, AIPPI, LES, epi, CNCPI, APEB
  • Member of the epi Professional Education Committee
  • Tutor for EUROSEAD FICPI - patent drafting training course
  • Chair of the CET commission "International Patents Matters" of FICPI.


  • IP STARS in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Managing IP magazine

Recent contributions and participations


European Patent Academy

Jerome COLLIN will act as a European Representative in the Mock Opposition organised by the European Patent Academy.
20th Nov 2019


Participation of Jerome COLLIN to the 70th APAA convention and presentation to the Patent Committee of APAA of FICPI positions.
9th Nov 2019

JPAA Seminar

Animation by Jérôme COLLIN of a seminar organized by the JPAA (Japanese Patent Attorneys Association)
6th Nov 2019

Group B+

Jerome COLLIN will represent FICPI at the Group B+ meeting.
1st Oct 2019


Jerome COLLIN will represent FICPI at the annual meeting of the Global Network of National IP Practicionner Associations (GNIPA), and present FICPI view on Patent Law Harmonization.
19th Sept 2019

AIPPI world congress

Participation of Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Jérôme COLLIN and Emmanuelle LEVY at the AIPPI world congress.
15th Sept 2019

WIPO Standing Committee on Patents

Jerome COLLIN represents FICPI at the 30th session of WIPO Standing Committee on Patents.
24th Jun 2019

30th Edition of the SCP

Participation of Jérôme COLLIN at the 30th Edition of the SCP (Standing Committee on Patent Law).
24th Jun 2019

Regimbeau IP ACADEMY 2019

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.
Contributions by Jérôme COLLIN, Sylvain THIVILLIER, Evelyne ROUX, Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Isabelle THILL, Nicolas BOUQUIN, Henri BOURGEOIS, Frédérique DURIEUX, Philippe BESSIERE, Armelle LEONARD, Gabrielle FAURE-ANDRE, Yves DE SAINT-PERN, Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, Matthieu OBJOIS, Cécile PUECH, Anne SEIBEL, Guillaume SCHWAB.
20th Jun 2019

Recent Publications

FICPI Position on Patent Law Harmonisation

Article co-authored by Jérôme COLLIN, Partner.
FICPI was invited to a recent B+ Sub-Group meeting on 26 September 2018 to present its position on the three main patent law harmonisation topics currently under consideration: grace period, prior user rights, and conflicting applications.
In June, 2018 FICPI passed a resolution on conflicting applications and adopted an extensive position paper on these key harmonisation topics.
This article provides a brief background to FICPI’s consideration of these topics and summarises the positions reached.
Published on: 18th March 2019

Disclaimers at the EPO: an update with decision G1/16

By Jérôme COLLIN, Partner
On December 18, 2017, the Enlarged Board of Appeal published decision G1/16 on the allowability of disclaimers. This decision clarifies the requirements for allowing a so-called ‘undisclosed’ disclaimer at the European Patent Office. This article will provide a reminder of the background behind decision G/16, present the content of the decision and draw conclusions on the practice of disclaimers at the EPO.
Published on: 24th Jul 2018

The European Patent Office Clarifies the Standard for Partial Priority

by Jérôme COLLIN, Partner
In case G1/15 the Enlarged Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office has just released the order of its decision as follows: “Under the EPC, entitlement to partial priority may not be refused for a claim encompassing alternative subject-matter by virtue of one or more generic expressions or otherwise (generic “OR”-claim) provided that said alternative subject-matter has been disclosed for the first time, directly, or at least implicitly, unambiguously and in an enabling manner in the priority document. No other substantive conditions or limitations apply in this respect.”
Published on: 1st Dec 2016





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FT - 2019 Ranking

REGIMBEAU is ranked among the recommended IP firms in France by the Financial Times magazine (FT) in the "Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms: Mechanical Engineering" category.
Published on: 15th Jul 2019