Attorney at law (Paris Bar), european patent attorney and mediator

Frédéric is an attorney at law (member of the Paris Bar) and an european patent attorney. He has been practicing in the field of Intellectual Property since 1987

After graduating with engineering degree from the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ŒSTP) in 1977, and a Master's Degree in Economics (University of Paris 1) the same year, Frédéric began his career in the nuclear energy sector (COGEMA-SGN) where he was notably in charge of starting-up the nuclear facilities at the La Hague plant and in England. He was involved in drafting several patents which gave him a taste for industrial property.

He then decided to pursue a career at an industrial property law firm and became an industrial property attorney.

Passionate about this area of law, he continued to study at the University of Paris I where he obtained a Master's degree in International Business Law in 1989.

Convinced that the work of industrial property consultants and attorneys should be closely linked to truly benefit his clients, Frédéric decided to establish Cabinet Benech in 1994, combining the two skills industrial property consultant and attorney.

Frédéric thereby not only handles the acquisition of intellectual property rights worldwide (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, software), but also manages infringement and unfair competition proceedings, IT contracts, R&D agreements, technology transfer, know-how and licences. He is also in charge of global anti-counterfeiting programmes for certain clients, and all matters relating to French and European competition and distribution law.

His preferred technical fields are technologies, including mechanical and nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, electricity, electronics, software, data processing and pharmacy.

Since 2015, when he qualified as a mediator from the Institut de Formation à la Médiation et à la Négociation (IFOMENE, Institute of Training in Mediation and Negotiation) he has been working as a contract and legal expert (mandated by the Courts and the Paris Court of Appeal) to handle mediation cases in industrial property and contract matters.

Frédéric is a member of several professional associations (EPI, SFEN, AIPPI, APRAM, APEB) in which he has or has had elected roles.

He has also delivered regular training in intellectual property at the prestigious ESTP civil engineering school, at the Jean Monnet Faculty (Paris Sud), the Faculty of Nantes (3rd cycle), and the IEEPI (Institut Européen Entreprise et Propriété Intellectuelle, European Institute for Enterprise and Intellectual Property).

He is the co-author of several publications, including: Global Economic Co-operation - A Guide to Agreements and Organizations, Editions United Nations University Press, 1994: Co-author: International Software Protection Hand Book (Fish and Richardson - AIPLA 1992): Co-author: International Intellectual Patent Litigation - France (1997-2020) FT Law and Tax. LANGUAGES: French, English (bilingual), Italian and German (reading).