Adrien Metivet

French & European Patent Attorney

Paris office
+33 (0)1 49 64 60 00

A French & European Patent Attorney, Adrien specialises in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, in particular, organic, organometallic, inorganic, mineral and organomineral chemistry, polymer chemistry, polysaccharide chemistry, catalysts, electrochemistry, organosynthesis, asymmetric synthesis, multi-stage synthesis of bioactive molecules, chromatography and spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS, LC-MS). He develops IP strategies for the protection of inventions, drafts supplementary protection certificates and advises on the validity of third-party patents.

Career history

Adrien holds a Doctorate in Chemistry (University of Strasbourg), a Masters degree in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg) and a degree in Chemical Engineering (Ecole Européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux, Strasbourg). He also holds a degree from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), majoring in patents (University of Strasbourg) in 2014. Adrien has been a French Patent Attorney since 2015 and a European Patent Attorney at the EPO since 2016.

Adrien began his career at a company in Lyon in 2011 and joined the Novagraaf Technologies team in 2017.

Work highlights

Involved in the fields of chemistry, pharmacy, and cosmetics, including organic, organometallic, inorganic, mineral and organo-mineral chemistry, polymer chemistry, polysaccharide chemistry, catalysis, electrochemistry, organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, multi-step synthesis of bioactive molecules, chromatography and spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS, LC-MS).


Adrien is a member of the EPI (European Patent Institute) and the CNCPI (National Intellectual Property Attorneys’ Association).


  • French
  • English

Areas of expertise

Expert reports on freedom to operate, patentability, infringement and validity of patents - Drafting of patents (French and English) and management of procedures for the granting of French, European, international (PCT) and foreign patent applications (in particular the main target countries : USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Australia) - Optimized and strategic management of patent portfolios - Examination, opposition and appeal procedures before the European Patent Office - Litigation and pre-litigation cases, in particular for the marketing of generic drugs or products and risk assessment, strategic advice in attack and defence, and monitoring of litigation - IP strategies - Protection of inventions in the field of pharmaceuticals (for human or veterinary use), supplementary protection certificates and protection strategy - Validity studies of third party patents - presentation of risks and preparation of pre-litigation files.

Industry specialisms

  • Patents
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Certificat complémentaire de protection
  • Chemistry
  • Chimie analytique
  • Chimie minérale
  • Chimie organique
  • Cosmetics & personal care
  • Greentech/Cleantech
  • Life Sciences & biotech (pharma, medical devices, biosensors)
  • Médicaments
  • Pharmacie
  • Physics
  • Polymères


Novagraaf's Chemistry & Life Sciences team was awarded "Best Patent Attorneys of the year in France" by The Corporate INTL Global Awards 2021 publication.

Novagraaf is the 2021 winner of the Innovation & Excellence Awards 2021 by The Corporate LiveWire in the category 'Life Sciences Patent Law Firm of the Year'.

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