Mr. Romain Soubeyran is the new General Director of the French Institute for Industrial Property, the French Patent and Trademark Office.
According to the official press release, he previously was director of Mines ParisTech, one of the famous French Grandes Ecoles (executive engineering and business schools). He comes after Mr. Yves Lapierre, who was in office for the past six years.
Mr. Romain Soubeyran’s intentions or plan of actions are not known yet but, given his training and education, one may venture to say that the emphasis will be put on research.
We look forward to his commitments and promises.