European Patent Attorney
French Patent Attorney

Chemisty – Organic chemistry – Bioorganic chemistry


Virgile Grandclaude has a solid expertise in organic and bioorganic chemistry. He joined ICOSA in early 2018 as Head of the chemistry team. Virgile Grandclaude is a French and European Patent Attorney since 2016.

Virgile Grandclaude has been awarded a PhD in Chemistry from the INSA of Rouen in the team of Pr. Renard. His thesis was related to the synthesis of luminescent probes for the in-vivo detection of peptidases.
He is graduated with an engineer degree from ENSCMu (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse) and he also holds a Master Degree in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of Haute-Alsace.

He intervenes in drafting patents and examination prosecutions. He has also developed solid knowledge in opposition and appeal proceedings.


  • French Qualification Exam (EQF)
  • European Qualification Exam (EQE)
  • CEIPI (Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle) diploma, with Patent, Trademark and Design degree
  • PhD in Chemistry from INSA of Rouen
  • Chemical Engineer – École Nationale Supérieure of Chemistry of Mulhouse
  • MSc in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry – University of Haute Alsace