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European Patent Attorney, Head of Lille Branch Office, Partner

Office : Lille, Geneva, Nantes, Paris
+33 (0)3 20 63 28 30


  • Diploma from CEIPI
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Litigator Certificate (CEIPI)
  • French Patent Attorney

Fields of expertise

  • Patents
  • Contract
  • Designs
  • Domain names
  • IP litigation
  • IP management
  • IP strategy
  • Trademarks


  • Aeronautic/space
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanics/Physics

– Graduate from the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées.

– Master’s degree in Corporate Law (Poitiers University).

– Master’s degree in Private Law (Paris I University).

Pierre BALESTA is a European and French patent attorney. He has been a partner since 2012.

Pierre started his career as a financial auditor at Mazars. Then, he joined Beau de Loménie in 2003 after an experience in industry.

Pierre works in the field of patents. His expertise includes innovation protection, legal opinions on infringement and validity, as well as all issues surrounding innovation strategy (contracts, audits and due diligence, IP portfolio management). He also has a recognised expertise in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, and has handled major patent litigation in France and abroad.

Pierre now heads the Lille branch office, which is composed of over fifteen professionals who assist and advise French and Foreign companies of all sizes in the fields of patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and domain names.

For several years, Pierre has been recommended by the professional press for his expertise in the fields of patents (Legal 500 EMEA 2022, IAM Patent 1000 2022, WIPR Leaders 2022).

Languages : French, English, German