Nicolas Chachereau completed a doctoral thesis in history on the beginnings of the Swiss system for patents for inventions (1873-1914). He is the author of several articles (in particular “Pourquoi se priver de copier ? L’introduction d’un système suisse de brevets d’invention et de protection des dessins et des modèles, 1876-1888,” Annuaire suisse d’histoire économique et sociale, 2015). He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in contemporary history associated with the Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Laboratory (LAHRHA), as part of an Early Postdoc.Mobility grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is continuing his research at the intersection of technology, the economy, and policy, with a focus on the construction of oil-producing infrastructure in the 1960s.