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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
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

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
San Francisco

IPO Annual meeting

Participation of Sylvain THIVILLIER, head of our Munich’s office, at the IPO Annual meeting in San Francisco.
17th Sept 2017
Paris

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, Nicolas BOUQUIN, Henri BOURGEOIS, Frédérique DURIEUX, Emilie GROYER, Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, Matthieu OBJOIS, Cécile PUECH, Anne SEIBEL and Sylvain THIVILLIER.
20th April 2017

Recent Publications

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

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

Fields

Patent

Know-how

IP Prosecution

Portfolio management

Technological Survey

Business Intelligence

Due Diligence - Strategy

Valorisation

Litigation

Press release

REGIMBEAU IP ACADEMY 2018

The 2018 edition of the seminar on "European Patents and Designs: The Essentials" took place in our Paris Office from 5 to 11 April 2018.
This seminar brought together participants from eight different countries, wishing to acquire a practical understanding of the European system of patents and designs.
This year again the seminar was a great success. Here is what the participants said about it this year:
“All of the speakers are very professional."
“It was obvious that the speakers were very knowledgeable in their respective fields.”
“Practical, just good all round!”
Published on: 5th April 2018

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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.