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Valérie Godineau

Valérie Godineau

Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney
Partner – Head of the Nantes Office
Manager of Patent Litigation – Nantes, Tours
Nantes, Tours
German / French / English



French Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Community Trademark and Design Attorney
Professional representative before the EPO
Professional representative before the EUIPO

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Scientific and Technical Innovation (Angers)
  • CEIPI Graduate – Patents, Trade Marks and Designs
  • Experience in IP since 1990
  • Policy Officer at the ARIST (CRCI, Pays de la Loire)
  • Associate and subsequently partner in Brema-Loyer
  • Responsible for setting up the Nantes office


Expertise and know how

  • Patents in the fields of mechanics, physics, bio-engineering and biomedical engineering, food-industry and natural environment
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • All aspects of the acquisition and management of patents worldwide
  • Licences, technology transfer agreements, assignments, confidentiality agreements
  • Dispute resolution in patent matters
  • Freedom to operate searches
  • Patentability studies
  • Audit and due diligence of IP rights, providing advice on IP strategy, financial valorisation of IP portfolios, licensing-in and -out


Other professional activities

  • Member of the CNCPI and the EPI
  • Teaches at the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises, École de design and École Supérieure du Bois


Fields of activities

  • Patents, Trademarks, Designs