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Bernabé Zea

MSc Chemistry | Spanish Patent & Trademark Attorney | Authorised Representative before EUIPO

About Me

Bernabé has a wide experience in preparing patentability, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions, negotiating patent licences, and conducting due diligence, as well as in drafting patents, especially in the fields of organic chemistry and pharmacy. He frequently acts as an expert in patent court actions before Spanish courts. Bernabé started working as a Professor of the Patent Centre of the University of Barcelona (UB) in 1988. Currently, he combines both positions at ZBM and the UB.

Since its establisment in 2015, Bernabé is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ZBM Business Connect, a spin-off ZBM Patents & Trademarks assisting private companies and public research institutions dedicated in optimising their technology transfer activities.

He is an expert in patent/science searching. He was a representative of STN International and Chemical Abstracts Service in Spain for more than 10 years. Prior to this he worked for Questel-Orbit. He has authored several publications on patent matters and patent documentation in Spanish newspapers and in specialized journals.

Since 1988 he has been lecturing regularly on patent matters in courses organized by the Spanish Patent Office and the University of Barcelona, as well as in the main Spanish Masters programs on intellectual property, such as the Magister Lvcentinvs (University of Alicante).

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IAM patent 1000:
"An outstanding specialist in every possible area, from due diligence to litigation support. He translates complex issues into easily understandable terms and combines profound insight with a creative approach to find optimum lines of argumentation to secure his clients' positions".