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Sylvain THIVILLIER

Partner

Head of the Munich office of REGIMBEAU

French Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

IT Mechanics Physics Department
AGENCIES: MUNICH, LYON
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

Las Vegas

CES

Participation of Sylvain THIVILLIER and Matthieu OBJOIS at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
7th Jan 2020
Washington

IPO Annual Meeting

Participation of Sylvain THIVILLIER and Bailey ZIEGLER at the IPO Annual Meeting.
24th Sept 2019
Paris

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
Boston

INTA Annual conference 2019

Participation of Evelyne ROUX, Julie BRUN, Isabelle THILL et Sylvain THIVILLIER.
18th May 2019
Philadelphia

AIPLA Annual meeting

Participation of Isabelle THILL et Sylvain THIVILLIER.
15th May 2019
Seattle

INTA Annual conference 2018

Participation of Evelyne ROUX, Martine BLOCHWEILL, Julie BRUN, Nicolas DEMILLY and Sylvain THIVILLIER.
19th May 2018
Seattle

CNCPI and AFPI conference during INTA 2018 Annual Meeting

Contribution by Sylvain THIVILLIER, Head of our Munich's office, at the CNCPI and AFPI Conference on the impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property law in Europe.
19th May 2018
Seattle

AIPLA Spring meeting

Participation of Sylvain THIVILLIER, Head of our Munich’s office, at the AIPLA Spring meeting.
15th May 2018
Paris

REGIMBEAU IP Academy 2018

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, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Evelyne ROUX, Emmanuelle LEVY, Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Isabelle THILL, Nicolas BOUQUIN, Henri BOURGEOIS, Frédérique DURIEUX, Philippe BESSIERE, Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, Matthieu OBJOIS, Cécile PUECH, Anne SEIBEL, Guillaume SCHWAB.
5th April 2018

Recent Publications

Unified Patent Court - the German federal Constitutional court has finally issued its decision regarding the ratification process in Germany

By Sylvain THIVILLIER Partner and French & European Patent Attorney and Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney.
On Friday March 20, 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued its decision relating to the appeal filed against the German Act of Approval of the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”), and ruled that the vote at the German Parliament in favour of the ratification was not valid.
Published on: 23th March 2020

What impact will a BREXIT without a withdrawal agreement as of March 30, 2019, have on your IP assets, in particular patents, trademarks & designs, domain names?

By Christian TEXIER, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Sylvain THIVILLIER, Evelyne ROUX, Partners, Cécile PUECH, Senior Associate and Anne CHANTELOUP, Intellectual Property Lawyer.
UK MPs overwhelmingly rejected the negotiated exit agreement of the EU by 432 votes against 202 on Tuesday January 15, 2019.
Published on: 21th Jan 2019

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

Fields

Patent

Know-how

IP Prosecution

Portfolio management

Technological Survey

Business Intelligence

Due Diligence - Strategy

Valorisation

Litigation

Press release

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
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