• Maitrise de Physique, University Claude Bernard, France
  • PhD in Physics (Ultrafast Vibrational Dynamics in Liquids and Proteins),  University of Strathclyde
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, University of Bournemouth
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate

Gérard joined Scintilla in 2015 from another Patent firm. He has experience of many areas of patent practice, including patent drafting and prosecution, freedom to operate search, IP audits and IP portfolio management.

Gérard has also significant experience in working with international colleagues to secure IP rights in jurisdictions beyond the UK and Europe, most notably in the USA.

Gérard has worked on a wide range of technologies including power management integrated circuits, telecommunication systems, optical technologies, signal processing,medical devices and computer‑implemented inventions.

Before entering the patent profession, Gérard worked for several years as a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Edinburgh, on the development of advanced spectroscopy and micromanipulation techniques for biosensing applications and point-of-care technologies.

Gérard is the author of numerous scientific publications in the fields of Optical Spectroscopy, Biophotonics and Chemical‑Physics which you can see details of here.