Nicolas Vincent Ruiz
Director of IP

Nicolas has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Orléans, (France - 1995), and is Doctor in Quimica Farmaceutica from University of Barcelona (Spain). After a Master Degree in Drug Design (Lille France – 1996), he started his career in Servier Laboratories (France) as Patent Agent from 1996 to 2000. Since then, specialized in Industrial Property (Master of Intellectual Property CEIPI – Strasbourg – France – 1999), Nicolas has been successively in charged of IP matters in the Skin Care group of the Intellectual Property Department of L’OREAL (2000 to 2004) and Patent Attorney in the French private practice Law Firm, Cabinet Regimbeau from 2004 to 2006. During these years he gained expertise in patent prosecution, opposition procedures at the EPO, as well as in infringement disputes. In 2006, he joined ESTEVE (Pharma part of ESTEVE’s Group) in Barcelona, as Head of the Intellectual Property department and since 2008 he is member of the R & D Committee of the company. From 2009 to 2013, Nicolas has been member of the Council of the Spanish Group of AIPPI.