Monica Lopez Diaz
Chemistry, M. Sc., Biochemistry, M.Sc., European patent attorney
Languages: Catalan, English, Spanish
More than 20 years of experience advising clients in the prosecution of patent applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO); coordination of global patent prosecution; strategic advice and patent portfolio evaluations. Patentability and infringement opinions. Expertise in biotechnology and chemistry. Opposition proceedings before the EPO.
Extensive experience in the field of biotechnology and chemical patents.
Monica studied Chemistry (1992-1997) and Biochemistry (1997-2000) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). In the same 2000, after finishing her studies in Biochemistry, she started her professional career in the patent sector, working in a first industrial property agency in Barcelona, at the end of 2000. At the beginning of 2006 she started a second stage in another industrial property agency also based in Barcelona, where she obtained the title of European Patent Attorney in 2010. She has been with HOFFMANN EITLE since 2022.