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Gérard Den Braber Franck Gabriel
Gérard den Braber Franck Gabriel

Gerard Den Braber Franck Gabriel
Gérard DEN BRABER

Qualifications:
European Patent Attorney (1996)
French Patent Attorney (2000)
Dutch Patent Attorney (1996)
OHIM Representative (1996)

Diploma:
Electronic Engineer / Master of Science (1985)
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch and French

Languages: English, French, German and Dutch

+33 (0)1 53 63 46 94
gdenbraber@proxip.com
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Gérard is co-founder of PROXiP, created in 2004. He works at PROXiP head office. His activities include Intellectual Property consultancy, drafting patent applications and services concerning the patent procedure.

After graduating as an engineer Gérard carried out research work in the Philips research labs at Eindhoven (Natuurkundig Laboratorium) in the field of integrated transmitters-receivers. He made several inventions which were later patented. In 1992, Gérard joined the Philips Intellectual Property department where he acquired extensive experience in drafting patent applications and patent procedures in advanced technical fields. He quickly obtained his qualifications as Dutch and European patent attorney.

Gérard has been based in Paris since 1997, where he obtained his French qualification. He joined Schlumberger in 2001 as manager of the Intellectual Property department of the smart-card division, now a part of Gemalto. He managed a team of 5 engineers/patent attorneys and advised the division on numerous subjects related to Intellectual Property such as litigation, licences, assignments, acquisitions and contractual provisions concerning Intellectual Property.

Gérard is married to Muriel and has two children, Leslie and Mathys. He is a wine lover and appreciates good food. He enjoys motorcycling, cycling and walking. Due to his Dutch roots, he rides his bicycle to travel around every day.



Franck GABRIEL

Qualifications :
European Patent Attorney (2002)
French Patent Attorney (2009)

Diploma:
Master of Science (Physics) and DESS diploma (1994)
CEIPI - Centre for International Industrial Property Studies
(1996)

Nationality: French

Languages: French, English and German

+33 (0)6 26 91 04 91
fgabriel@proxip.com
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Franck is co-founder of PROXiP, created in 2004. He works mainly in the Alsace region where he is PROXiP’s correspondent. His activities include Intellectual Property consultancy, drafting patent applications and services concerning the patent procedure.

Franck holds a Master of Science (Physics) and has written a thesis in the field of scientific instrumentation. He graduated from the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (Strasbourg CEIPI). He has also carried out research in the field of sensors, microsystems and the manufacture of semiconductor components at Karlsruhe University (Technische Hochschule) in Germany.

Franck started his career in the world of Intellectual Property as patent engineer for the French Ministry of Defence in 1996. He then moved to Schlumberger, where he worked in various technological fields corresponding to Schlumberger's numerous activities. From 1998, he was appointed patent engineer and subsequently Intellectual Property department manager for Schlumberger's electricity, gas and water metering technology and systems. In 2002, he became manager of the Intellectual Property Department for Telecommunication software products, then provided support for the smart-card and electronic transaction terminal activities. While working for Schlumberger, he encountered all aspects of Intellectual Property rights, including acquisition of rights, licence negotiations, patent infringement lawsuits, investments and disinvestments, familiarisation and training in Intellectual Property concepts as well as the contractual aspects.

Franck is a Patent Attorney registered with the European Patent Office. He is a member of the European Patent Institute (EPI) and was an ASPI tutor the European Patent Office professional qualification examination from 2002 to 2006. His field of expertise includes, in particular, sensor technology, instrumentation (scientific and medical), commodity measurement systems and devices, telecommunications and networks, smart-cards, mechanics for the automotive industry (braking systems) and software.

Franck is married to Agnes and has one child, Mathias. Franck is a Porsche cars enthusiast, enjoys mountain biking and sky-watching with a telescope.


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