LAURENT THIBON (Managing Partner)

Picture LAURENT THIBON (Managing Partner)

IP Expertise

  • Global protection strategies
  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Freedom to operate evaluations
  • Contracts
  • Discovery (search and seizure) procedures
  • Oppositions
  • Foreign procedures
  • Training

Technical Expertise

  • Microelectronics
  • Power electronics
  • Cryptography
  • Algorithms
  • Telecommunications
  • Analog circuits
  • RF circuits
  • Photovoltaics
  • Piezo-electrics, MEMS
  • Connected objects (IoT)
  • Automotive
  • Mechanics


  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney
  • French IP Attorney (Patents and Trademarks)
  • CEIPI certificate
  • Electronics Engineer – ESIGELEC, Rouen in Electronics, Telecommunications and Hyper-frequencies


After studying engineering in Rouen, where he graduated in 1987, he started a career in intellectual property. His career began in two Parisian firms, where he practiced for nearly ten years before joining, in 1994, Michel de Beaumont, founder of BEAUMONT. He became a partner in 2005.

With a solid experience of over 30 years and having drafted more than a thousand patent applications, he assists the firm’s clients not only in the acquisition of rights, but also in their strategic choices of protection in the various fields of intellectual property. In particular, he participated for almost 10 years in the annual technical evaluation of the global patent portfolio of a large microelectronics group.

Strongly invested in intellectual property associations, he acquired a solid international network, from which BEAUMONT’s clients now benefit for the protection of their intellectual property abroad. Notably, he was Secretary General of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), which brings together 9000 professionals from more than 100 countries.