Dr Denis Bourgarel is a European patent attorney and French patent counsel. He has been working in the patent field for 13 years. He was trained in a patent law firm based in Paris, where he qualified as a European Patent attorney to represent clients before the European Patent Office. He then worked as in-house patent attorney at the patent department of an international pharmaceutical company based in Basel where he handled due diligence, freedom-to-operate and patent portfolio management related to biologics, biomarkers and research tools. Since 2010, he has joined Cabinet Plasseraud as patent counsel, and is specialized for advising in the biotech, pharmaceutical and biochemistry fields. Denis Bourgarel supports clients (universities, start-ups, industry) for patent drafting and global prosecution, and also represents them in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.