Hervé Gicquiaux

Partner at NONY

French and European patent attorney Hervé Gicquiaux is a partner at NONY based in Lyon. He started his career as an in-house patent counsel in a biotech company before joining NONY in 2004. There, he managed a diversified portfolio of clients, from start-ups to large entities, in various technical fields in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

In 2014 he moved to the IP department of Sanofi Pasteur and in 2017 became the head of its French vaccine patent department before returning to private practice at NONY in 2019.

Mr Gicquiaux represents a vast array of clients, from multinationals to universities and innovative biotech companies. He has developed his IP practice in the complex and highly competitive fields of cellular and molecular biology, vaccines, biotechnology and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Mr Gicquiaux’s in-house experience gives him an invaluable commercial perspective from which he delivers clear and concise advice to his clients. He assists his clients with every aspect of patents acquisition and defence, with a focus on prosecution, client counselling, and patent portfolio growth and utilisation.

Mr Gicquiaux is a member of GRAPI (the Rhône-Alpes Regional Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), the Licensing Executives Society, as well as the CNCPI and epi (the French and European associations for patent attorneys).

In 2015 he completed the diploma in patent litigation in Europe from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in Strasbourg. He holds a PharmD and a PhD in cell and molecular pharmacology.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • LES

Sample client list

  • Inserm Transfert
  • Mars Inc
  • Sanofi/Sanofi Pasteur
  • Teoxane

Firm details

57 bd Marius Vivier Merle
Lyon 69003

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