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Denis Canet

Denis Canet

Belgian, French and European patent attorney
I advise clients, from small start-ups to multinationals, in all fields of life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, green biotechnology, red biotechnology and diagnostics. I am engaged in all activities involved in building and maintaining patent portfolios, for which I rely on my direct experience in USPTO examination and interviews as well as in EPO hearings, oppositions and appeals.

Expertise

  • Antibody
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy
  • Oligonucleotide
  • Unitary patent
  • Food

During my time as an in-house attorney, I actively participated in many activities relating to drug development and, as such, acquired a unique working experience in the scientific, regulatory and IP aspects of pharmaceutical development.

I joined NLO in 2016, coming from another European IP firm. Before working in private practice, I held positions as IP Director in an international pharmaceutical group and in biotech companies in the UK and in Switzerland.

    I advise clients, from small start-ups to multinationals, in all fields of life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, green biotechnology, red biotechnology and diagnostics.

    I have a detailed understanding of pharmaceutical IP lifecycle management, from orienting R&D projects using IP landscaping through to patent enforcement, such as defending against generic challenges. I also assist clients in the in- and out-licensing of innovations and in multi jurisdictional IP tax planning.

    Education

    • Graduate Engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris
    • PhD in Molecular Biophysics
    • Patent law Diploma from CEIPI
    • European Patent Litigation Diploma from CEIPI

    Publications

    • J. of Molecular Biology, 2005, 346(3), 773-88
    • Nature, 2003, 424(6950):783-8
    • Nature Structural Biology, 2002, Vol. 9, Number 4, 308-315