Xavier is an engineer, a French and European patent attorney. He has been practicing in the field of Intellectual Property since 2001
As part of his engineering studies at the École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse, (School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and part of the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse), he specialised in town and country planning, space remote sensing and image processing. Xavier worked at the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES, National Centre for Space Studies) on developing a protocol for merging radar and optical satellite images. At the same time, Xavier studied oenology where he developed a great affinity for chemistry and industrial processes.
Aware of the importance of industrial property very early on, he decided to pursue a career in the family law firm and then in a large industrial property law firm, in Paris, where he became a European Patent Attorney in 2008 and a French Patent Attorney in 2009.
Anxious to work closely with his clients and to offer a more responsive and personalised service. Xavier founded his own firm of industrial property attorneys in 2014.
After a fruitful partnership with Cabinet Benech, and driven by the same professional vision as the partners of this firm, in 2020 they together decided to form a single company in the form of a multi-professional practice.
At Cabinet Benech, Xavier is in charge of patent and litigation cases concerning general mechanics, industrial processes, agri-food, materials, packaging products, electronics, IT, energy and waste treatment and sorting.
In addition, Xavier also advises the firm's clients on industrial property strategy, for example, in ensuring confidentiality within a group and its subsidiaries, or the development of contractual relationships between industrial partners. In this context, he helps to organise corporate seminars aimed at raising awareness of industrial property among employees in different industries and at various levels.
Xavier regularly lectures at academic training courses in industrial property. For example, he has contributed to Master's courses at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Jussieu) in Paris, the University Paris Dauphine and the Faculty of Law in Poitiers.
Xavier is a member of several professional associations (CNCPI, EPI and AIPPI) in which he has taken part in working committees.