Speaker in Panel Session IX – Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 08.30 to 12.30
After having been an IP attorney in private practice and then VP, Intellectual Property of Thomson, Thierry SUEUR joined AIR LIQUIDE in 1992 as VicePresident, Intellectual Property until 2014. Since 2001, he is VicePresident, European & International Affairs and in charge of the Intellectual Property Strategy (2014).
He is Chairman of the IP Committee of the French business Federation MEDEF and Chairman of the Patent Working Group of BUSINESSEUROPE (European business Federation). He is also Member of the Board of CEIPI and IEEPI, Chairman of APEB (Association des Praticiens Européens des Brevets) and Chairman of UJUB (Union pour la Juridiction Unifiée des Brevets).
He was ViceChairman of the Board of the French Patent Office from 2010 to 2013 and also Chairman of the Program Committee of AIPPI and President of the French Group of AIPPI in 2012.
He is now Treasurer of Union des Fabricants and VicePresident of ICC France.
Thierry SUEUR was President of LES International in 2001-2002. In 2005, he received the Gold Medal of LESI, was named one of the “50 most influential people in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine and induced to the “IP Hall of Fame” in 2014.
In 2007, he was promoted “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”.