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Thierry DEBLED





Patent Attorney




French, English, German, Portuguese

  • Professional representative before the Industrial Property Office (Belgium)
  • Patent and Trademark Attorney (Luxembourg)
  • French Industrial Property Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg
  • Guest lecturer (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  • Degree in chemical sciences (baccalaureate +4)
  • European patent litigation certificate


Thierry Debled worked as patent engineer for 26 years in various industrial companies (AGC: manufacture of flat glass, UCB: polymer, pharmacy, plastic films (packaging and banknotes) and Vesuvius: refractory materials and steel casting control devices).

From 1998 to 2016 with Vesuvius, he managed the international branch of the patent department which he created, organized and directed. He contributed to the generation and development of the company's patent portfolio. He also developed expertise in the definition of intellectual property strategies to support the company's sales activities and in licence contract negotiation. He has extensive experience in opposition proceedings with the European Patent Office.

Thierry Debled joined LLR as a versatile patent engineer. He drafts patent applications and follows European and international granting procedures. In addition, he advises clients on their industrial property strategy, assists them in litigation and carries out patentability and freedom-to-operate studies.

In 2021, Thierry Debled was elected as the first President of the Belgian Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Interventions & conferences

  • Participation in the conference "Les 25 ans du cours de formation de base local" ("25 years of the local basic training course") in Copenhagen - CEIPI (2 May 2022)

Last teaching activities

2022 :

  • Introduction to intellectual property for students of the Master in Chemistry - Université Libre de Bruxelles (28 & 29 April)
  • Intervention in the DU European Patent Litigation on the topic "Droits conférés par le brevet unitaire" ("Rights conferred by the unitary patent") - CEIPI (22 April)
  • Teacher at the "Droit américain des brevets" ("US Patent Law") course - HEAD School (25 March)
  • Basic training in European patent law in Vilnius (Modules L4 - European Regional Phase Entry) - CEIPI (4 March)
  • Teacher at the "Service PI dans l'industrie" ("IP Service in Industry") course - HEAD School (24 February)
  • Teacher of the IP (Patents) Introductory Course for Academics in Greece (Module 10 - Patent Strategies) - CEIPI (23 February)
  • Teacher of the IP (Patents) Introductory Course for Academics in Greece (Module 9 - Freedom of Exploitation II) - CEIPI (16 February)
  • Teacher of the Introductory Course on Intellectual Property (Patents) for Academics in Greece (Module 8 - Freedom of Exploitation I) - CEIPI (9 February)
  • Teacher of the introductory course on Intellectual Property (Patents) for Academics in Greece (Module 7 - Patent Databases) - CEIPI (2 February)
  • Tutor at the intensive course preparing for the EQE 2022 - CEIPI (29 January)
  • Tutor for the basic course in European Patent Law - CEIPI (13 and 25 January)
  • Teacher of the Introduction to IP course - CEIPI, Academy of the Greek IP Office, Academy of European Public Law (12 and 19 January)

2021 :

  • Member of the jury of Jean-Marc DELTORN's PhD thesis in Law "Invention, the inventor and the automaton: patent law tested by artificial intelligence" - University of Strasbourg (13 December)
  • Teacher of the course "Corporate strategy(s) in Intellectual Property" - CEIPI (11 December)
  • Training of EPO examiners preparing for the pre-EQE test (4 and 5 December)
    Teaching the Introduction to Intellectual Property Course - CEIPI, Academy of the Greek IP Office, Academy of European Public Law (17 and 24 November; 8, 15 and 22 December)
  • Participation in the examination board for the oral qualification test as a Belgian representative - OPRI (22 November)
  • Tutor at the preparation seminar for the EQE preliminary examination - CEIPI (8 to 12 November)

Professional Organisations

  • Member of the Commission on Deontology and Good Practice of the CNCPI
  • Belgian Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • epi
  • LES BENELUX et LES France
  • AIPPI et AnBPPI 

Complementary Activities

  • President of the Belgian Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Associate professor at the University of Strasbourg (European patent law)
  • Director of the International Section of the CEIPI
  • Member of the CEIPI Administrative Council (and of the Board)
  • CEIPI teacher (basic training courses and EQE preparation seminars)
  • Lecturer (Universités Libre de Bruxelles, Catholique de Louvain, Université de Skopje)
  • Teacher of the module "Propriété industrielle à l’ère du numérique : Brevets, licences et construction d’un portefeuille PI" ("Industrial property in the digital age: Patents, licences and construction of an IP portfolio") and member of the examination board at the École des Hautes Études Appliquées du Droit
  • Member of the professional representative accreditation commission (Belgium) - Renewal by ministerial order of 22 November 2021
  • Member of the EPI Disciplinary Commission
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Council (Belgium)