Jean-Marie LE YAOUANC, PhD
Patent Engineer

Patent Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the business supplies and equipment industry. Skilled in Computer Science and Information and Communications Technology. Graduated from CEIPI (patent law). Pre-EEQ passed in 2018.


Patentability analysis; Drafting of patent applications; Patent prosecution; Prior art searches.

French: mother tongue; English: fluent;
Patent Engineer
Oct. 2014 – Present
Canon Research Centre France, Rennes area, France
  • In charge of portfolios related to wireless networks (e.g. IEEE 802.11ad and ax), video-surveillance systems, packet processing architectures, signal processing,  streaming over the Internet  (e.g., MPEG-DASH), media file formats (e.g., ISO base media file format, HEIF)
  • Mainly GB and US prosecutions.
Patent Engineer
May 2012 – Sep. 2014
Oberthur Technologies, Paris area, France
  • In charge of portfolios related to networks and wireless mobile telecommunications (e.g., 4G, 5G), cryptography and security sofware (e.g., Trusted Executed Environment, Intrution Detection Systems).
  • FR, EP and US prosecutions.  
Research Engineer
Nov 2010 – May 2012
Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA), Paris area, France

Conception and development of a decision-aid system for the security and safety of critical buildings (e.g. stadiums, airports). Formalization of a spatio-temporal-based approach that provides a qualitative interpretation of a target behavior.

Assistant lecturer – PhD. student
2006 – 2010
French Naval Academy, Brest area, France.

Conception of an information system for the geopositioning of an observer from the analysis of the verbal description of his/her surroundings. Development of a geopositioning process formally supported by a constraint-satisfaction algorithm.

Education Highlights
Accelerated tuition in Patents - CEIPI
University of Strasbourg
PhD. study in Computer Science – Geomatics
University of Brest, France

With first class honors

Post-graduate degree in Computer Science
Télécom-Bretagne, University of Brest, France

Specialization : models and methods for smart systems, with honors



French (mother tongue) ; English (fluent) ; Spanish (intermediate)
Patentability analysis; drafting of patent applications; patent prosecution; prior art searches.


PhD dissertation

J.-M. Le Yaouanc, Formalisation de la description d’un environnement naturel. Application à la géo-localisation d’un individu, PhD. Thesis, 155 pages, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Octobre 2010. (pdfslides)


J.-M. Le Yaouanc, E. Saux, C. Claramunt. A Semantic and Language-based Representation of an Environmental Scene, GeoInformatica, Volume 14, Issue 3 (2010), Pages 333–352. 5-year journal Impact Factor: 1.132 (2015, Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters). (pdf – The original publication is available at SpringerBibtex)


J.-M. Le Yaouanc, J.-P Poli. A Fuzzy Spatio-Temporal-based Approach for Activity Recognition. In Silvana Castano et al. (Eds.), ER Workshops 2012, volume 7518 of LNCS, pages 314–324. Springer Heidelberg, 2012. (pdf – The original publication is available at SpringerBibtex)

J.-M. Le Yaouanc, E. Saux, C. Claramunt. A visibility and spatial constraint-based approach for geopositioning, S.I. Fabrikant et al. (Eds.), GIScience 2010, LNCS 6292, pp. 145–159. Springer Heidelberg, 2010. (pdf – The original publication is available at SpringerBibtex)

J.-M. Le Yaouanc, E. Saux, C. Claramunt. A salience-based approach for the modeling of landscape descriptions, In D. Agrawal, W. G. Aref, C.-T. Lu, and O. Wolfson, editors, Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, pages 396–399. ACM Press, 2009. (pdfACM portal linkBibtex)

J.-M. Le Yaouanc, E. Saux, C. Claramunt. A semantic and language-based model of landscape scenes. In M.P. Il-Yeol Song, editor, ER 2008 Workshops, volume 5232 of LNCS, pages 334–343. Springer Heidelberg, 2008. (pdf – The original publication is available at SpringerBibtex)


J.-M. Le Yaouanc, R. De Aldama et M. Depecker, Logique et Systèmes Experts Flous : Comment aider les secours à gérer une crise ?, Plateforme AFIA 2011, Chambéry, 18-20 Mai 2011 (pdf)

J.-M. Le Yaouanc, From a verbal description to a conceptual model of an environmental scene, Collaborative Interdisciplinary Specialized Workshop on Spatial Behaviour and Linguistic Representation, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) – April 23-24, 2010

E. Saux and J.-M. Le Yaouanc, Quantitative and qualitative views of an environmental scene for georeferencing applications, 5th Annual Seminar on Spatial Information Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – December 2009

J.-M. Le Yaouanc, Tell me what you see, I will tell you where you are, Doctoral colloquium of COSIT’09, France – September 2009