François Tanty

General Managing Partner at NONY

François Tanty started his career at the patent department of the French Defence Ministry. He then worked in a large IP firm for a few years before joining NONY in 1995. He became a member of the executive team in 2000 and has been general managing partner since 2015.

With more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of intellectual property, Mr Tanty offers wide expertise in patent drafting and prosecution, as well in patent litigation and opposition matters. He advises a broad selection of domestic and international clients. He has written more than 1,500 patents and successfully defended most of those that were challenged in court or before the Appeal Board of the European Patent Office.

Mr Tanty specialises in mechanics (packaging, cosmetic applicators, medical devices, specialty papers industry, machining, robotics, security documents, civil engineering), physics (optics, nuclear industry, sensors, lasers) and electronics (sensors, artificial intelligence, encoding, inverters, drivers, electrical motors) and supervises activities of associates of the firm in these areas, as well as activities of the legal team.

He routinely collaborates with attorneys at law on patent litigation matters.

He is a lecturer at the Panthéon Assas Law University, with a focus on US patent law.

Professional associations

  • ACPI
  • APEB
  • Centrale SupElec

Sample client list

  • Institut Mines Telecom
  • L’Oréal
  • Moteurs Leroy Somer
  • Oberthur Fiduciaire
  • Vinci

Firm details

11 rue Saint Georges
Paris 75009

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