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With more than 30 years of experience, Emmanuel Potdevin advises a wide variety of clients (SMEs, Universities, major industry players) on all aspects of intellectual property. He has been involved in numerous disputes (seizures, infringement lawsuits, patent infringement actions, litigation before the National Commission for Employee Inventions) and has extensive experience in opposition before the EPO. He has also been involved in many technology licensing and transfer negotiations.

Emmanuel Potdevin is also a qualified intellectual property mediator and is registered on the list of mediators of the Paris Court of Appeal.


  • French Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Mediator
  • Representative before the UPC


  • Engineering graduate from Institut Industriel du Nord, IDN - now Ecole Centrale de Lille
  • Mediator Diploma (Parts 1 &2) (Ifomène, Paris)
  • CEIPI Graduate (Distinction in Patents and Trademarks)
  • CEIPI Graduate Course on Patent Litigation in Europe
  • Master in Industrial Property Law, CEIPI


  • IP Audit
  • Mediation
  • Negociation
  • Acquisition of IP Rights & Strategy
  • IP Prosecution & Portfolio Management
  • Pre-litigation & Litigation
  • IP Valuation
  • Technological survey
  • Business Intelligence
  • Freedom to operate
  • Contract drafting

Teaching / Representative positions

  • Vice-president of the CNCPI
  • Lecturer at the CEIPI (Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies)
  • Tutor for candidates preparing for the European Qualifying Examination
  • Teacher in INPI's training courses


  • Nominated as one of the world’s leading patent practitioners by “Who’s Who Legal: Patents” in 2023 and 2024