You are here: Home > Our people > Marie-Claude Pellegrini


+33 (0)1 73 29 07 30

Email Marie-Claude

Office: Paris

Marie-Claude Pellegrini PhD, CPI, EPA


Marie-Claude is a Paris-based French and European patent attorney in our Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

She has broad experience in intellectual property law, including in-house experience managing IP teams in the automotive and IT sectors, coupled with extensive private practice experience, both in a traditional European patent prosecution firm and latterly as part of a litigation team in one of France’s first combined attorney-at-law and patent attorney firms.

Her experience particularly covers drafting and prosecuting patent applications, enforcing patent rights, managing and auditing patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate opinions, litigation in relation to patent infringement and validity, including opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, and IP-related contracts.

Her technical fields of expertise include computer science, information technology, encryption, telecoms, smart cards, medical devices, automotive and aeronautics as well as mechanical inventions.

Marie-Claude is a tutor for Paper C of the European Qualification Examination within the French Association of Industrial Property Experts (Association Française des Spécialistes en Propriété Industrielle de l’Industrie – ASPI). She is also a member of the Licencing Executives Society, the Association of European Patent Practitioners (Association des Praticiens Européens des Brevets – APEB) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle – AIPPI), whose events she regularly attends.

Education & background

Marie-Claude studied Computer Science to obtain a PhD at the National Institute of Polytechnics in Grenoble, France (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble).

Marie-Claude then gained industry experience as a research engineer in the field of smart cards, during which she discovered the world of patents as an inventor.

She joined the patent profession in 2001. She has been a qualified French and European patent attorney since 2006. She has since held various positions in several large and well-known technology companies, as well as in an IP firm and in a firm of attorneys-at-law.

In parallel, she obtained the University Diploma “Patent Litigation in Europe”, a professional degree from the CEIPI in Trademarks and Industrial Designs and a Master 2 degree in law, economics, management with a specialisation in industrial property law, from the University of Strasbourg, France.

In March 2023, she was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.

On a personal note...

Marie-Claude enjoys nature, hiking, snowboarding, reading, travelling and is interested in animal protection.