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Patent Engineer, Head of Bordeaux Office


Bordeaux, Switzerland


French, English, German

  • Entered the profession in 2000
  • French, Swiss and European Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Litigator
  • Graduate of the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in invention patents, trademarks, drawings and models
  • Graduate from the Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieur d’Angers (ISTIA)
  • European Patent Litigator before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)


After spending 7 years with Peugeot Citroën Automobiles and 9 years with ICB (a consultancy firm part of the Swatch watchmaking group), Yann Couillard joined LLR in 2016 as patent engineer specialized in the field of materials, physics and mechanics. He drafts patent applications and follows up French, Swiss, European and foreign grant procedures. He also advises his clients on their industrial property strategies, assists them with potential litigations and conducts patentability and freedom-to-operate studies.
Yann Couillard is mainly involved in the following fields:

Materials: polymers, silicon, metallic alloys, electroformed metals, corundum and ruby;

Automotive: suspension, structure, traction system, hybridisation, air conditioning, interior fittings, energy management, tyres, bodywork; and

Horology: resonator, escapement, clockwork, tribology, shockproof bearing, energy source.

Professional Organisations


Complementary activities

  • Member of the jury of the French examination of aptitude of candidates for the registration on the list of qualified persons in industrial property (EQF), mention patents