Mr. Jérôme Collin

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About me

Jerome is qualified as a European Patent Attorney before the European Patent Office and as a French Conseil en Propriété Industrielle.

Acting for various types of clients (startups, SMEs, multinational companies), he has extensive experience in proceedings before the EPO, including in oral proceedings before the Examining and Opposition Divisions, and before the Boards of Appeal.

Jerome also delivers opinions and advises clients on IP strategy, including in situations of technology transfer, pre-contentious or litigation, or merger & acquisitions.

His technical expertise covers electronics and mechanical engineering, physics, and medical devices.

Jerome holds a MS (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées), a MA (University of California, Santa Barbara) and a LLM (CEIPI – University of Strasbourg).

After serving for 10 years in the Commission d’Etudes et de Travail on International Patent Matters of FICPI (CET3) as Reporter and then Chair, Jerome is now the Special Reporter on Substantive Patent Law Harmonization (SPLH). Jerome also served as a tutor for the EUROSEAD patent drafting course, and as a member of PMC.

Jerome is also currently the French Delegate to the Professional Education Committee of the European Patent Institute (epi).

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Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Biomedical engineering; medical devices
  • Materials; polymer science
  • Mechanical, electro-mechanical and mechatronic engineering
  • Physics
  • Software; computer-implemented inventions
Professional Experience
  • IP counselling
  • IP due diligence
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent oppositions
  • Patent prosecution

Roles in FICPI

  • CET Special Reporter (Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation)
  • CET 3 International Patent Matters

    CET Group 3 focuses on developments of the international patent system and provides guidance to its users. Such developments can relate to both substantive and procedural aspects of patent law, and CET3 follows them across jurisdictions.

    CET3 identifies issues that deserve study, conducts the studies and provides guidance through various outputs available to the users of the patent system such as Guidelines, Position papers, and Resolutions. CET3 actively contributes to forging and advocating the position of FICPI in discussions on patent law harmonisation in key study and discussion groups such as the Group B+ and at the forums established by WIPO.

    CET3 also monitors and studies international agreements and conventions relating to patents, follows the developments of the PCT system and, where necessary, provides comments to WIPO and relevant authorities for defending a well-balanced international patent system.

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  • French
  • English