Denis Bourgarel is Partner and Patent Attorney at Plasseraud IP. He is active in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and biochemistry. He also advises patent holders in the fields of Plant Variety Rights (PVR) and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC). He is an agronomist and chose to carry out his thesis on molecular biology. Prior to joining Plasseraud IP, he worked in consulting as a patent attorney in a Paris office from 2000 to 2004. He then spent six years in the patent department of Novartis, where he managed a portfolio of patents for biological molecules in the development phase (antibodies and other therapeutic proteins). Denis joined Plasseraud IP in 2010.