Guillaume Ménage

Vice President at France Brevets

Guillaume Ménage is vice president, licensing director and new markets at France Brevets. France Brevets is an IP-focused investment, monetisation and strategic management company that was set up in 2011. The firm has overseen worldwide licensing programmes, including on NFC technology and microprocessors, and has launched a significant number of ‘patent factories’ (for the development of strategic patent portfolios) for research organisations, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises that have generated high-quality patents, including on 5G technology.

Before joining France Brevets in 2013, Mr Ménage contributed to the definition and implementation of the IP strategy of various multinational companies (eg, Orange and EDF), including leading and managing international teams and projects. Qualified under European law (Pantheon-Assas University, Paris and Complutense University of Madrid Law School), Mr Ménage has also a strong background in US law and licensing, acquired when working for Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in New York. Through this, he developed a strong experience in strategic and business patent and IP licensing and litigation especially in the context of wireless telecommunications standards, as well as in the energy sector, driving very successful negotiations and litigations worldwide. He also participated in IP rights work for several international standards organisations (eg, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute and the Open Mobile Alliance). Mr Ménage teaches EU licensing and IP strategy in law and business schools (eg, HEC, Paris Dauphine University and the University ofParis-Sud).

IAM says

Guillaume Ménage “demonstrates a remarkable aptitude for patent licensing which has elevated him to a leadership position within the international IP market”. “His knowledge regarding patent monetisation and policy is extremely impressive in its breadth and depth.”


  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

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Paris 75009

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