Declan BYRNE

Senior Patent Attorney


A trained physicist, Declan Byrne has more than 12 years of experience in the field of patents, in particular on French and European law as well as 8 years of experience as a research scientist in the field of semi-conductors, microelectronics and optoelectronics. A native English speaker, he regularly deals with complex technologies, often designed by the academic world and by start-ups.


  • Global advice to clients in IP matters
  • Preparation of patent applications
  • Representative before the European Patent Office
  • Representation before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • Patent and non-patent literature research
  • Patentability analysis
  • IP audits
  • Due Diligence
  • Litigation
  • Freedom to operate studies
  • Advice relating to counterfeiting and infringement


French - English


European Patent Attorney
French Patent Attorney (CPI)
Diploma Patent Litigation in Europe (CEIPI)
Diploma in International IP Studies in patents (CEIPI)
Professional representation before the European Unified Patent Court (UPC)


  • Physics
  • Semi-conductors
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Optics
  • Solar panels
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Data processing
  • Medical technology
  • Automotive industry
  • IT
  • Security
  • Electricity

Professionnal Experience

2013 - Present Patent Attorney, ANDRE ROLAND
2010-2013 Patent Attorney, Novagraaf International, Geneva, Switzerland
2008-2010 Associate, Patent Litigation Firm, Howrey LLP, Paris, France
2005-2008 Patent Engineer, Cabinet Lavoix, Paris, France
2003-2004 Post-doctoral researcher, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France
2001-2003 Post-doctoral researcher, CRHEA- CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France


2013-2014 Diploma Patent Litigation in Europe, CEIPI, Strasbourg, France
2004-2005 Diploma Intellectual Property - Patents (CEIPI)
1996-2000 Ph.D. Physics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Workshop Commercialization of technology, European Patent Academy
2014 Workshop Oral proceedings before the European Patent Office, European Patent Academy
2013 Workshop Negotiating methods in intellectual property, IEEPI