Pascal Faure

Institut National De La Propriete Industrielle

Pascal Faure has been Chief Executive Officer of the French Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) since 13 September 2018. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech and a Corps des Mines engineer, Pascal previously served as the Director General of Enterprise in France’s Ministry for the Economy and Finance (2012-2018).
After having starting his career in R&D (Bell Laboratories and Apple Computer in the United States then France’s national telecommunications research Centre - CNET) Pascal Faure, held various positions in the French ministries for the Budget, Tourism, Regional Planning & Integration, and Defense. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Director of Development and Financial Affairs and Deputy Managing Director of Telecom Institute, a research and higher education institution specialized in information and communication technologies. Pascal Faure headed also the General Council for Information Technology (2007-2009) before leading the General Council for Industry, Energy and Technology (2009-2012) within the Ministry of Economy. He has also served as chairman of the French association of telecommunications engineers and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telecom Institute.
Pascal Faure is member of the European Patent Organization’s Management Board and Chairman of its Budget and Finance committee. He is also member of the Management Board of the European Union Intellectual Property Office.