Didier Patry

Chief Executive Officer at France Brevets
Ranked in Brokering, Defensive patent aggregation, Finance, IP management consultancy, Licensing, Technology transfer, Valuation
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Qualified patent attorney Didier Patry’s engagement in all aspects of patent procurement, protection, enforcement and monetisation has sharpened his strategic sense. He’s a global thinker with deep industry knowledge and superb leadership skills.

Didier Patry's Profile

Didier Patry is a recognised IP expert with strong experience in the strategic management, optimisation, valuation and monetisation of intangible assets and IP rights. As France Brevets’ CEO, Mr Patry has managed several multimillion licensing programmes, launched support initiatives for tech start-ups and SMEs, and provided strategic expert advisory services to the French government and several public organisations. In this role, Mr Patry and his team have assisted the Office of the Prime Minister to build and execute a set of IP strategies in more than 20 high-priority technology sectors including 6G, cloud computing and cybersecurity. As lead IP adviser and coordinator, Mr Patry works regularly with Members of Parliament and major industry organisations to advance IP and data-related matters in France and in Europe. Mr Patry is a qualified European patent attorney with considerable experience in the industry (Eaton, HP, Swatch) and in private practice (Baker Botts LLP). In 2018, Mr Patry was listed as one of the Top 40 World IP Deal Makers by IAM.

Mr Patry holds an MS in materials science from the Polytech School of Engineering in Angers, France. He graduated in law (LLM) from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies of the University of Strasbourg with a specialisation in IP, patent law, tech law, digital law and contract law. He also studied business strategy and innovation management at the UCD Graduate Business School in Dublin, Ireland and regulatory and data protection law at the London School of Economics. Mr Patry lectures on the master’s course in management and on the executive MBA at the ESCP Business School in Paris and on the LLM course in law of Internet technology at Bocconi University in Milan, where he is an academic fellow. Mr Patry is regularly invited to speak at conferences and media events in France and abroad on strategic management of intellectual property and economics, and he is often asked to take a position on public policy matters relating to innovation.

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