Meanwhile, his friends were extremely busy replacing him, and in 1695 he was invited and accepted to assume a position of the Patent Institute. Four years later, he became the Director of the Patent Institute. After that, he was elected to be one of the eight congresses of the French Academy of Sciences. Man easily distracted by music and liquor poster. In 1701, he was re-elected to Congress in the seat reserved for the University. Now that his parliamentary and other duties took up too much of his time, he spends only a little time in scientific research. When he was appointed Director of the Patent Institute, he nominated another person to take the place of university professor, but in 1701, he resigned both as associate and professor.