We are delighted to announce that ZBM has again been listed in the Gold category in the rankings of the Intellectual Asset Management magazine (IAM) Patent 1000 2022 edition, which recognizes the world’s most outstanding patent professionals. Our status of Gold Spanish patent prosecution firm is well earned as our clients believe that “ZBM is a leader in the field and delivers its prosecution service to the highest possible standard”. Our resolute commitment to quality along with our highly experienced technical staff is rewarded by the positive client feed back that IAM discloses through their exhaustive qualitative research.



This year we have broken a ZBM record as IAM has named 8 of our partners as ‘recommended individuals’, about whom the clients have highlighted their outstanding work.

Anna Barlocci (Mechanical Engineering) “has a thorough understanding of the patent system as well as exceptional experience in court. She is an excellent attorney who always advises from a commercial perspective” and is “probably be one of the best patent attorneys in Spain. She has a very good reputation for her teaching capabilities and is easily able to explain the intricacies of the most complex patenting issues in simple language”.

Ignacio Bonilla (Chemistry and Pharmacy); On behalf of a multinational company “IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Bonilla has been dispensing strategic advice on the protection and launch of one of its new commercial products.”

Carles Comes (Electronic Engineering); “widely regarded as one of Spain’s brightest minds. Carles they say prosecutes with the highest standards and never fails to tie up the loose ends when drafting. “a supremely capable counsellor who is a pleasure to deal with”.

Noemí Daviu (Chemistry and Pharmacy); “Daviu’s freedom-to-operate and validity assessments are widely valued by top domestic chemistry and pharmaceutical corporations”.

Montserrat Jané (Chemistry and Pharmacy); a sure bet in oppositions and appeals proceedings. “perfectly attuned to the thinking of her clients” and it is also highlighted that “She solves problems with ingenuity, drafts and files Spanish, Patent Cooperation Treaty and US patents with skill and has extensive oppositions experience.”

Oscar Rubio (Mechanical Engineering); “is great at capturing inventions and improving them too”. He is “unflinching in his defence and always looks in depth into the intricacies of the technology in question, this profound curiosity and weighty knowledge lead him to be a trusty partner for inventors”.

Natividad Toledo (Chemistry and Pharmacy); “Extremely clear and creative from a technical standpoint” and takes the time to learn the technology and pays attention to the finer details” and “She considers all relevant factors in order to identify potential conflicts, which enables her to produce work of indisputable quality.”

Bernabé Zea (Chemistry and Pharmacy); “Bernabé is well-known for his role as a court expert often used by generics companies, alongside for his astonishing technology transfer capabilities” and “has an in-depth understanding of clients’ technologies and business needs”.



Another fantastic IAM 1000 year for the team, thanks to all and well done!

The full rankings are available here