Associate, Intellectual Property Solutions
François Weidler-Bauchez is in charge of the digital transformation of the intellectual property asset management (IAM) function and acts as “virtual in-house counsel” for Novalto clients, developing innovation and IP strategies, driven by technology, business, and legal requirements.
Mr. Weidler-Bauchez helps clients anticipate and react to major competitive and technological changes and, as a result, implements collaborative processes of identifying, prioritizing, and deciding on the creation of new intellectual property assets. Once a patent portfolio grows, Mr. Weidler-Bauchez helps Novalto clients adopt workflows and technologies resulting in better decision-making for invention submissions, new patent filings, and patent portfolio management. Lastly, Mr. Weidler-Bauchez supports the fundraising efforts of deep tech startups with due diligence materials, data rooms, and preparing compelling investor presentations for IP assets.
Mr. Weidler-Bauchez has international experience in the fields of Intellectual Property and fintech. Prior to joining Novalto, Mr. Weidler-Bauchez served as in-house counsel at Manaos (fintech company) and was in charge of the coordination of the business with the parent company (BNP Paribas) across compliance/legal, GDPR and IT departments. Before that, Mr. Weidler-Baucez worked at Fairman, a management consulting firm, where he was in charge of monitoring Blockchain, GDPR, and financial data regulations. Before that, Mr. Weidler-Bauchez was Licensing Associate at France Brevets, a company providing patent funding services to French startup companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weidler-Bauchez was lawyer-in-training at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, advising early-stage startups.
Mr. Weidler-Bauchez is the author of “From a Silicon Valley Perspective: Why Legal Education Needs to Adapt to the 21st Tech-century”, Institute for Research on Internet and Society (July 31, 2017).
Mr. Weidler-Bauchez is a French attorney at law and holds a Master from SciencesPo, The Paris Institute of Political Studies. Mr. Weidler-Bauchez has been a fellow at CodeX, a dual legal and coding program from Stanford Law School. He holds a Master of Science from the Institut d’Optique Graduate School in Paris.