Jean-Patrice, tell us more about your background.
Once I finished my degree, I worked as a Semiconductor Engineer at Infineon. When I was promoted to Innovation Manager, I became extremely interested in intellectual property. So much so that I went back to university to specialize in IP laws.
In 2016, I was hired as the Patent Engineer for the Legal Department of Parrot.
Tell us more about what you do at Parrot.
My job consists of protecting and defending the innovations created by the Parrot teams and let me say that there are a lot. In 2017, we were amongst the top 40 companies who filed the most patents with 36 first patent applications. Another aspect of my job is to deal with IP litigation.
I work very closely with R&D, Marketing, Sales and the Management to ensure we have adopted the best IP strategy for Parrot.
As the Patent Engineer, you must have witnessed uncountable innovations at Parrot. How has your role and the position of drones evolved over the years?
In all the companies I’ve worked for, whether it was a start-up, large corporation or an academic…