Legal & Intellectual Property Department

The SATT Sud-Est Legal & Intellectual Property Department works in close collaboration with other Innovation & Development, Business Development and Marketing & Communications departments. Our team, made up of Lawyers, Patent Officers and Intellectual Property Assistants, drives forward project action and is involved throughout the process.

Our mission is to anticipate risks, reduce them, and manage our portfolio of patents strategically and proactively in the interests of SATT Sud-Est’s shareholders. Some key figures for the legal and intellectual property activity: 53 priority patent applications filed in 2015, 16 source codes registered with APP (Agence de Protection des Programmes), 232 contracts instructed from June to December 2015, 13 patentability analyses and 1 Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis conducted in-house.

“Although the legal aspects of the innovation life cycle are particularly complex, our cross-disciplinary functions allow us to implement preventive protection strategies while optimizing innovation. Our constant challenge is making an effective contribution focused on priorities and results, on behalf of public research in South Eastern France.”

Sarah DAHL
Director, Legal & Intellectual Property, French Riviera Branch Manager