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Jean-Pascal DECOBERT – Partner

+ 33 (0)4 93 87 71 39


  • European, French and Monegasque Patent Attorney
  • European, French and Monegasque, Trademarks and Designs Attorney
  • ICAM engineer
  • Graduate of CEIPI (Patents, Trademarks and Designs)


  • Patent preparation and acquisition
  • Opposition before the European Patent Office
  • Patent defence
  • Freedom to operate
  • Audit – due diligence, valuation of industrial property assets
  • Identification and management of pre-litigation situations
  • Legal action before French and foreign courts
  • Patent/trademark litigation and negotiations
  • Agreements and licence negotiations in the field of patents


  • Microelectronic devices (MEMS, transistors, through vias, encapsulating layers or boxes, OLEDs…)
  • Microelectronic manufacturing processes (epitaxy, deposits, lithography, engraving, transfer of layers, bonding…)
  • Mechanical (sensors, mobile components, robotic actuators…)
  • Materials (polymers and composite materials, semiconductors including SOI…)
  • Energy and Environment (capacitive stacks, electrolytes, storage and energy recovery…)
  • Medical devices (dental implants, endovascular implants, prostheses…)
  • Optics (lens systems, projectors and optical instruments…)


  • ACPI
  • EPI
  • IUP Nice propriété intellectuelle
  • LES

With nearly 20 years of experience as a patent expert, Jean-Pascal Decobert advises companies working with a variety of technologies.

Jean-Pascal Decobert assists his clients with defining their intellectual property strategy, completing patent issuance procedures and resolving legal disputes.

He is regularly involved in Opposition and Appeal procedures before the European Patent Office in Munich. He has a particularly high success rate in this field.

Jean-Pascal has been teaching for over 15 years, in particular the master 2 in intellectual property law and new technology at the University of Nice Sophia, and at Polytech’Nice. He has also worked as a trainer at IEEPI, as a know-how specialist. INPI also calls on him for external services such as IP coaching.

Professional Appointments

Jean-Pascal is a member of the CURIE network and the Licensing Executive Society (LES), offering him a transversal approach to IP in the field of valorisation.

Jean-Pascal Decobert is also a member of the AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, FICPI (international association for managers of industrial property advice firms), the EPI (European Patent Institute) and the INTA (International Trademark Association).


Jean-Pascal Decobert first gained experience in public research at the National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA) as a specialist in the characterisation of composite materials. He also implemented numerical modelling by software using the finite element method in an important R&D laboratory.

He then turned to industrial property in a specialised law firm in Lille. He has been a member of Cabinet Hautier since 1998. He has a strong technical background based on his experience of more than 25 years, and transversal skills through his complementary qualification as a trademark consultant and his interest in IP strategy and securing know-how.