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MSc Chemistry | European Patent Attorney | Diploma on Patent litigation in Europe (CEIPI)
Montserrat has a strong background in organic chemistry and a deep practical understanding of this field, having been the head of the R&D department in a pharmaceutical company for 10 years. In that position she was also responsible for the company’s patent issues. In 2002 she took up the patent profession full time at the Patent Centre of the University of Barcelona. Montserrat has been a partner of Patents & Trademarks since 2005. She has extensive experience in searching, patent drafting and prosecution, opposition and appeal before the EPO, and in preparing risk of infringement and validity opinions, especially in the fields of organic chemistry and pharmacy. Currently, she is also professor at the Patent Centre of the University of Barcelona.
She passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) in 2008. In 2015, she obtained the European Patent Litigation Certificate which will give her the right to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Montserrat is also technology transfer manager in the field of chemistry and life sciences at ZBM Business Connect, a spin-off ZBM Patents & Trademarks assisting private companies and public research institutions dedicated in optimising their technology transfer activities.
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