François Decaix

Patent Engineer – EQE Trainee

Languages: FR/EN/DE


Engineer Diploma in mechanics and electricity, ENSAM Paris, France

Pre-Examination EQE passed

Practice Area

  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications
  • Prior art searches
  • Opinions on patentability


François joined firm in May-2016 after an experience of two years in another IP firm during which he drafted many patent applications in domain of automobile and aeronautics.

François passed EQE pre-examination and is European Patent Attorney Trainee.

François has a first career in the consumer goods manufacturing industry. There he worked in various sectors, including the making and packing of paper type products (diapers, wipes), of liquid type products (detergents, beauty) and in pre-press/printing of packaging. He was mainly active in the development/engineering of machines/processes, as well as in QA. He was based in manufacturing plants in Germany, France and Canada for 4 years, and the following 12 years in Research Technical Center in Belgium.

At end of his engineer studies, François drafted a thesis on structural evolution of stainless steel under charge.

Technical & Scientific Fields

  • Mechanics
  • Electricity in general
  • Metallurgy / Ironmaking
  • Consumer goods - making and packing
  • Packaging Prepress / Printing
  • Automobile
  • Aeronautics