François Grange

European Patent Attorney

Geneva office
+41 (0)22 979 09 69

François Grange is a Patent Engineer with more than five years’ experience in patent law and more than 10 years’ experience in high demanding engineering, innovation and business. François focuses predominantly on national and international prosecution, patent drafting and innovation counsel. He specialises, in particular, on patent applications in the field of mechanics and technologies, processes and physics, as well as horlogy. François also advises clients on IP issues relating to international licensing agreements.

Career history

François is both an Engineering Graduate from Centrale Marseille High School and a Business Law LL.M. Graduate from Lyon/St Etienne University, he is also a graduate of the Centre d'études Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (C.E.I.P.I), majoring in patents (University of Strasbourg).. Prior to joining Novagraaf, he held positions in top-tier engineering firms and a global company based in France.

Work highlights

François manages patent enforcement and innovation campaigns for a number of leading companies.


  • French
  • English

Areas of expertise

  • Patents: Mechanics, physics, processes and watchmaking.

Industry specialisms

  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Mechanics (incl. material processing)
  • Physics
  • Watchmaking

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