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Jean-Nicolas Héraud began his industrial property career with a ten-year experience at INPI (French Patent Office). He started as a patent examiner in thermodynamics, thermics, nuclear, drilling and lighting, and then headed an examination department with a dozen patent examiners in the field of transportation (automotive, aeronautics, space and railway industry). After six years of experience in an industrial property firm, Jean-Nicolas joined Regimbeau in 2023.

Jean-Nicolas has developed a specific expertise in patent prosecution in France and has extensive practice in European patent prosecution. His practice is mainly focused on mechanical and physical engineering, in particular in the automotive, aeronautical and medical technology fields.


  • French Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Representative before the UPC


  • Master's in Engineering (Ecole Nationale Supérieure D'arts et Métiers)
  • Engineering Graduate from Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • CEIPI Graduate (distinction in Patents)


  • Acquisition of IP Rights & Strategy
  • IP Prosecution & Portfolio Management
  • Technological survey
  • Freedom to operate
  • Business Intelligence


  • Jean-Nicolas likes science fiction and space simulation games.