Our expertise

Our high-profile partners and associates have the technical background to master your projects in the various fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutical chemistry, agri-food, cosmetics, materials chemistry and environment.

We can also support you in the fields of medical technologies and artificial intelligence (AI), always in relation to Life Sciences and Healthtech.

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  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Diagnostics
  • Microbiome
  • Virology
  • Biomarkers
  • Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Antibodies, bispecific antibodies
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotherapies
  • Biotechnologies
  • Gene therapy
  • Therapeutic targets
  • Small molecules
  • Organic synthesis
  • Formulations
  • Organic synthesis
  • Drug delivery
  • Microfluidics
  • Platforms
  • Polymers
  • Supramolecular materials
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Catalysts
  • Cell therapy
  • Stem cells
  • CAR-T cells
  • Organoids
  • Vaccines
  • Animal health
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Oncology
  • Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
  • Rare diseases
  • Probiotics
  • Algae
  • Plants
  • Biocatalysis
  • Cosmetics
  • Agri-food
  • Green chemistry
  • Environment
  • Industrial processes
  • Natural extracts
  • Phytochemistry
  • Waste/soil/water treatment
  • Surface treatment
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Materials chemistry
  • Medical devices
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biochips
  • Conjugates
  • Food supplements
  • Analytical chemistry

& Strategy

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Becker & Associés builds, manages and consolidates your patent portfolio worldwide.

Our patent activities cover all procedures for acquiring, maintaining, defending and enforcing our clients’ patent rights, in all countries.

    This includes:

  • advice on protection strategy
  • drafting and filing patent applications, in French or English
  • prosecuting such applications before the relevant Patent Offices worldwide
  • management of patent portfolios
  • monitoring and paying patent maintenance fees
  • issuing opinions regarding patentability or freedom-to-operate

Our European patent attorneys and IP counsels are qualified to represent you directly before the European Patent Office (EPO) and French Patent Office (INPI). For patent proceedings outside the EPO and INPI, we rely on a network of local professionals we have selected for their reliability and expertise, in each country of interest.

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IP due diligence

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Becker & Associés analyzes patent potential and risks.

Within the context of investments, alliances or prospective studies, our firm conducts Industrial Property due diligence operations of French or foreign companies, as well as technologies, or products.

    The scope of such due diligences may vary according to our clients, and may include, for instance:

  • a review of the strength of all patents owned or controlled by the company and their correlation to the activities or programs within the company;
  • verification of IP ownership;
  • a review of any IP-related agreements;
  • detection and analysis of potentially dominating patents;
  • diagnosis of in-house procedures designed to protect the company’s IP.

We assess and appreciate the value and potential of a company or a technology, based on our IP due diligence that provides a global and strategic vision of the industrial property.

In particular, we assess the patent portfolios of start-ups, VSEs and SMEs, at the request of investors, funds and/or venture capital specialists.

We also support clients who wish to form partnerships or acquire the right to exploit a protected technology, through a licensing agreement or a merger or acquisition operation.

In a different capacity, we support our clients during IPO or takeover phases on the Euronext and NASDAQ markets, working with our local and foreign partners to carry out the necessary due diligence.

Competitive intelligence

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Becker & Associés can help you monitor the competition.

A keen knowledge of the Industrial Property rights held by your competitors is critical to anticipate your company’s development. Identifying the relevant patents is the first step before you can consider challenging their validity or changing the direction of your R&D programs. It will help you choose or design the right technologies and products, and identify potential partners.

Becker & associés has long recognized the importance of an internal expertise in prior art search, and technological and strategic intelligence.

    Our services include:

  • Conducting patent and prior art searches, as part of patentability or freedom-to-operate studies, oppositions, litigations or due diligence operations
  • Drawing panoramas and maps of competitive technological sectors
  • Setting up permanent surveys of the Industrial Property of target companies, or related to particular technologies or products
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Agreements and litigation

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Our team has developed a particular expertise in conducting Opposition and Appeal procedures before the European Patent Office and the French INPI, including in cases that involve multiple opponents.

Becker & Associés provides support and advice in all patent litigation and disputes, in particular infringement actions, invalidity or ownership claims before the courts. We participate in patent disputes in France or abroad, conduct seizures.

We also assist our clients in defining licensing strategies and negotiation phases, as well as in preparing and drafting IP-related agreements (such as licenses, assignments and co-ownership, material transfer or confidentiality agreements). We also take care of registering agreements with the relevant patent offices.


    If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please fill in the online form.


    Cabinet Becker et Associés

    25 rue Louis Le Grand

    75002 Paris

    Métro : Opéra

    Parking : Opéra-Meyerbeer

    +33 (0)1 53 43 85 00


    Cabinet Becker et Associés

    32 cours Mirabeau

    13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Parking : Mignet

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