Benoît Battistelli, President, European Patent Office

Benoît Battistelli, President, European Patent Office

Speaker in IP Panel II – The EPO – setting the pace for the 21st Century

Monday, September 19, 2016 from 12.30 to 14.00


Benoît Battistelli, FR, President of the European Patent Office since July 2010.

Graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) and National School of Administration (ENA).

Previously held various senior positions in French government departments, including Regional Director for Foreign Trade for the Ile-de-France region and Chief Advisor to Nicole Fontaine (Former President of the European Parliament and French Minister for Industry).

Served as Director General of the French National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI) (2004-10) and Chairman of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (March 2009 to June 2010).

Former deputy mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (2008-14).