Of counsel


French patent, trademark and design agent,

European Patent Attorney (EPO),

European trademark and design attorney (EUIPO).


Academic training :

Chemical engineer (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle, Lyon), Ph.D in Physical Sciences (Lyon),

CEIPI Diploma in IP law (patents).


Fields of expertise :

Mechanical engineering, chemistry, material science, metallurgy, industrial processes, polymers, packaging.

IP Litigation. Opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO.


Previous work experience :


Dr Pigasse joined IXAS CONSEIL in 2006 as a senior patent attorney after having practised IP law for more than 20 years in industry (Pechiney, Alcan). He has over 35 years of experience (R&D, IP) in the field of polymers, plastics processing and packaging, and has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. Since 2013 he has "Of Counsel" status at IXAS CONSEIL.

He is involved in complex technical and legal cases, especially in relation with proceedings before the EPO. 



fluent in French and English.

August 2018 : LEGAL 500 Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) once again has recommended IXAS CONSEIL among eight other French Patent and Trdaemark Attorney firms. Here is the complete assessment published by LEGAL 500 : "IXAS Conseil provides ’top quality service’. In recent trade marks and designs work, Vanessa Darbouret advised Nawa technologies on research agreements. Patent (...)
July 2018 : Congratulations to our IP counsel Isabelle Daviot who successfully passed the European Qualification Exam ! She will be registered as a European Patent Attorney as soon as possible.
IXAS CONSEIL’s C.E.O. Dr Martin P Schmidt will attend the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Barcelona. Please send us a mail if you wish to arrange a meeting with him during the conference.