Mr. Pierre Kihn

Country/Region of practice
About me

Pierre KIHN after having spent one year in Kansas City (MO) USA as foreign exchange student, graduated as a chemical engineer from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

He joined the firm in 1992. He passed the European Qualifying Examination and is admitted to practice before the European Patent Office (EPO), the Luxembourg Patent Office (LPO), the European Union

Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)  in Alicante (ES) and the Benelux Trademark and Design Office (BOIP) and the WIPO. Pierre further represents clients before the Austrian, German, Belgium, French, UK and

Irish Patent and Trademark Offices.

Since February 2009, he is the CEO of Office Freylinger.

Pierre handles the firm's patent work related in particular to the chemical, environmental, steelmaking, satellite communication, process engineering and mechanical field. He is further involved in a number of

opposition proceedings and pleaded cases before Opposition Divisions and Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office. Pierre also coordinates infringement cases in the United States of America, in Canada, in the United Kingdom, in Germany and in Italy.

He is versed in preparing legal agreements in the IP-field, more specifically, secrecy agreements, cooperation and license agreements He is also in charge of the Firm’s SPC cases, one of which was pleaded before the European Court of Justice.

Academic Qualifications

Chemical Engineer, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Biomedical engineering; medical devices
  • Biotechnology; plant technology
  • Chemistry
  • Industrial chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Biochemistry and pharmacology
Professional Experience
  • IP valuation
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent oppositions
  • Patent prosecution
  • IP counselling

Roles in FICPI