Fabien GÉRARD, PhD


European Patent Attorney
French Patent Agent

Biotech – Microbiology – Biochemistry


Over the course of his career, Fabien Gérard has acquired solid experience in Biotechnology, particularly in the fields of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular and Cell Biology. He joined the ICOSA Europe team in 2019, as a European representative in the Biotech-Biology team, and is involved in the drafting of patent applications and the management of Industrial Property portfolios.

Fabien Gérard is also a graduate of the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) since 2011, European Patent Attorney since 2015 and French Patent Agent since 2018.

PhD in Biotechnology, he was interested in the transport of proteins in the folded state through the membranes of bacteria during his thesis (University of the Mediterranean, Marseille), then through the membranes of thylakoids in the chloroplasts of plants during a post-doctorate at the University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida), and bacterial immunity, at a second post-doctorate at the University Paris Sud d’Orsay.


  • French Qualification Exam (EQF)
  • European Qualification Exam (EQE)
  • CEIPI (Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle) diploma, with Patent degree
  • PhD in Biotechnology from Université de la Méditerranée – Marseille