Jean-Marie LE YAOUANC, PhD

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; Spanish: intermediate.
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. 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