Our firm


« David Rifflart set up a business in 2011. Simon Vandenbossche joined him in 2016 to create the firm RVDB and open offices in Lille and Béthune. RVDB expanded in 2019 with the arrival of a new partner, Hugues Merlet, and the opening of an office in Rennes. The structure of the firm enables every client to be immediately in direct contact with one of our partners. Professional, friendliness and proximity: these are the values we are committed to developing every day to support you throughout your projects. »

 
 

The team




Our firm primarily comprises experienced partners who will be immediately available to analyse your needs and provide you with personalised responses:

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Simon Vandenbossche

Qualification :

  • Industrial Property Attorney, specialist field patents
  • Professional Representative to the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Graduate of the CEIPI Strasbourg
  • ISEN Lille Engineer (Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training)
  • Master of Science in Signal Processing at the University of London (Queen Mary College)

Experience :

Simon began his career in 2004 as examiner at the INPI [French industrial property institute], where he in particular dealt with issues linked to software patentability. In 2008 Simon became an Industrial Property Attorney, working for various large French firms in Lille and Paris. In 2016 he partnered with David Rifflart to found RVDB.

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David Rifflart

Qualification :

  • Industrial Property Attorney, specialist field patents
  • Professional Representative to the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Graduate of the CEIPI Strasbourg
  • ENSAM Engineer (Arts et Métiers ParisTech) – class Li 195

Experience :

David began his career in 1998 as patent engineer in a Lille industrial property consultancy. In 2001 he joined Santerne Tertiaire of the Vinci Energies group, then Satelec of the FAYAT group, as business manager. In 2005 he decided to return to the profession of Industrial Property Attorney to devote his career working for various large French firms in Dijon and Lille. In 2011 he created the firm Rifflart, then in 2016 he partnered with Simon Vandenbossche to found RVDB.

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Antoine Parichet

Qualification :

  • ENSAM Engineer (Arts et Métiers ParisTech) – class Li 213
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Montréal

Experience :

Antoine joined RVDB in 2019 as patent engineer. His training as general engineer enables him to work in all technical fields. New to the profession, Antoine systematically works alongside one of the partners of the firm.

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Hugues Merlet

Qualification :

  • Industrial Property Attorney, specialist field patents
  • Professional Representative to the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Graduate of the CEIPI Strasbourg
  • ICAM Engineer (Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers)

Experience :

Hugues began his career in 1998 as business engineer in a company specialised in IT networks, before working at the INPI as examiner. In 2008 he joined Technicolor (formerly Thomson) where he practised the profession of patent engineer in the fields of telecommunications and image processing. During this period, Hugues was able to improve his knowledge of the US procedure by working for a year in the Princeton offices of the Technicolor patent department. In 2019, Hugues partnered with David Rifflart and Simon Vandenbossche within RVDB to manage the Rennes office.

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Lilian Labelle

Qualification :

  • Industrial Property Attorney, specialist field patents
  • Professional Representative to the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Graduate of the CEIPI Strasbourg
  • PhD. thesis on signal processing and telecommunications (Université Rennes II - CNET)

Experience :

Lilian began his career in 1997 as image processing research engineer for the Institut National de Recherche Scientifique (Montréal), before joining Canon CRF in 1998. In 2004, Lilian decided to switch to the profession of patent engineer in the fields of telecommunications and telephone and local networks. He joined an industrial property firm in Rennes, and in 2012 he returned to Industry, joining the patent department of Technicolor, then Interdigital in 2018. In 2020, Lilian partnered with David Rifflart, Simon Vandenbossche and Hugues Merlet within RVDB.

 

Our Offices




We have offices for you to visit in Lille, Rennes and Béthune, but we prefer meetings at our client’s premises in order to best understand your activity, your products, your environment and your issues.


Contact us

Tél : + 33 (0) 9 67 79 86 55
Mail : contact@rvdb-ip.com


BETHUNE

85 Place Marmottan BP 30247
62405 Béthune Cedex
France

LILLE

12 Place Saint-Hubert
59000 Lille
France



RENNES

15 Rue du Chêne Germain
35510 Cesson-Sévigné
France