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Christian RATEL

As a European representative and patent attorney, Christian assists his clients in defining their IP strategy and deals with drafting applications and their delivery grant procedures.
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  • European and French Patent Attorney (EPO, INPI, WIPO)
  • Graduate of C.E.I.P.I. – « Patent » and  « Trademarks, Industrial designs »
  • Graduate of Engineering in Industrial Computing and Instrumentation (Polytech Grenoble)
  • M2 in Physics – University of Grenoble


  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Patentability/freedom to operate study
  • Patent litigation in France, infringement and invalidity
  • Opposition and appeal before the EPO
  • Foreign procedures, US, JP and CN in particular
  • Definition of protection strategies
  • PPH procedure


  • Mecanics, transport of vehicles by cable (cableways)
  • Equipment for automotive vehicles (gearbox, motors, cabin air conditioning systems)
  • Fixing elements (inserts, screw, nuts)
  • Building (walls, slabs, roofs, thermal insulation materials)
  • Computing science and software, image processing, interactive graphical interface (GUI), neural networks
  • Telecommunications (protocols of communication)
  • Electonics (integrated circuits – functionalities, realization)

Christian RATEL has a general education in physics and industrial computing science, and specialises in supervision of programmable controllers. He acquired this specialization during his software development missions for a major company in Grenoble.

With about 15 years of professional experience in Industrial Property, Christian has been led to develop his technical skills in various fields such as cableway, fixing elements, motors for automotive vehicles, neural networks, software, electronics and telecommunications.

Christian assists his clients in defining their intellectual property strategy and deals with drafting applications and their review procedures. His clients range from large companies having IP experts to start up and individuals.



After 6 years of industry experience as a computing development engineer for a software and computing services company, Christian chose to joint the IP attorney profession. He first started as a patent engineer in one large Parisian firm and then a second one, notably to represent larges companies.

Christian then joined, HAUTIER IP in 2020.