A Patent Attorney, Emmanuelle Laude-Duval provides patent advice to clients in the areas of chemistry and materials science (nanomaterials, deposition and engraving processes, microelectronics, composites). Emmanuelle is also the Head of the Materials Department in France.
Emmanuelle is a Doctor of Materials Sciences (Ecole des Mines de Nancy-INPL) and holds a degree in Civil Chemical Engineering (Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium). She also holds a degree from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), specialising in patents (University of Strasbourg) in 2001. She has been a French Patent Attorney since 2009 and a European Patent Attorney at the EPO since 2014.
Emmanuelle started her career in an IP office in 2000. She joined Novagraaf Technologies in 2006.
Emmanuelle is a member of the EPI (European Patent Institute) and the CNCPI (National Intellectual Property Attorneys’ Association).
Emmanuelle's specialist areas include: drafting patents and optimal and strategic management of procedures for the submission of French, European, international (PCT) and foreign patent applications, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, opinion work in patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity of patents, national and international litigation and pre-litigation cases, confiscation of infringing products, IP strategies around innovative products, drafting and auditing patent portfolios, supporting start-ups based on innovative technologies and the organisation of intellectual property questions and follow-up, negotiations at the pre-litigation stage and in the context of setting up licensing contracts, the protection of innovation, studies on freedom-to-operate as regards patents, strategies and pre-litigation files.