Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol., German and European Patent Attorney
Languages: English, German, Spanish, French
Experienced in global IP portfolio management including development of IP strategies during R&D processes, drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the EPO and the German PTO, coordination of worldwide prosecution, Opposition and Appeal proceedings in front of the EPO, validity and freedom to operate (FTO) opinions, consulting in IP transaction deals and IP Due Diligences.
She has extensive experience in the biotechnological, microbiological, biochemical and pharmaceutical patent field.
Studied biology at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Germany and Valencia, Spain, graduating in plant molecular biology and microbiology. Doctoral thesis in 2006 at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Freiburg, Germany in the field of protein assembly of the cytochrome oxidase in pathogenic bacteria. After seven years in private practice, five of them as head of the patent department in the Asian office of a French IP Law firm, she gained ample in-house experience in the fast moving consumer goods as well as pharmaceutical business during her eight years as a Senior IP counsel in two German MNCs before joining HOFFMANN EITLE in 2021. European Patent Attorney since 2010 and German Patent Attorney since 2018.