Yann Ménière joined the European Patent Office as Chief economist in February 2016. He was previously a professor of economics at MINES ParisTech, where he was the leading Chair on “IP and Markets for Technology”. His research and expertise relate to the economics of innovation, competition and intellectual property. In recent years, he has been focusing more specifically on IP and standards, markets for technology, and IP issues in climate negotiations. Besides his academic publications, he has prepared a number of policy studies related to patents for the European Commission and other public organisations. Has also taught the economics of IP at Imperial College, Université Catholique de Louvain and CEIPI.