Elzaburu has strengthened its patent area by appointing a new management team: Ruth Sánchez is the new director of the area, a position in which she will be supported by two deputy directors: Francisco Javier Sáez and Pedro Saturio. The three of them are European Patent Attorneys and authorized representatives before the Unified Patent Court.
Ruth Sanchez, Partner-Associate of Elzaburu, is an Industrial Engineer, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, MBA from the European Business School, Diploma in Patent Litigation from the University of Strasbourg, European Patent Attorney, Authorized Representative before the Unified Patent Court. She has been working in the field of industrial property since 2005 and has worked as a technician in a patent agency, as well as in charge of the patent department in industrial companies. He has experience in industrial designs and patents and utility models in the aeronautical and aerospace sector, automotive, electronics, renewable energies, construction and real estate and civil works.
Francisco Javier Sáez is a Partner of Elzaburu and holds a degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He holds a degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is an Industrial Property Agent, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney and Authorized Representative before the EUIPO. He holds a Diploma in Patent Litigation from the University of Strasbourg and is an Authorized Representative before the Unified Patent Court. Prior to entering the world of Industrial Property, he worked for 10 years as a researcher and head of R&D projects in multinational companies in the chemical sector. He is specialized in drafting, prosecution and defense of Spanish and foreign patents. He has experience in industrial designs, R&D, patents and utility models and technology transfer in the energy and environment, pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors.
Pedro Saturio, Partner-Associate of Elzaburu, is an Industrial Engineer by ICAI, Master in Integral Logistics and is an Industrial Property Agent, European Patent Attorney and European Trademark Attorney and Authorized Representative before the EUIPO. He holds a Diploma in Patent Litigation from the University of Strasbourg and is an Authorized Representative before the Unified Patent Court. He has worked in Engineering Departments of companies in the pharmaceutical and automotive sectors. He has experience in design and industrial design and in patents and utility models in the aeronautical and aerospace sectors, automotive, construction, energy, environment and real estate and civil works.
The firm is a leader in Spain in patents and validations and advises companies in various sectors, for which it has a multidisciplinary team of 42 people made up of engineers, chemists, biotechnologists and biologists with experience and knowledge in all fields of business activity.
It also provides advice on patentability analysis, freedom-to-operate, infringement and expert reports. The firm has the experience of 2,966 European patents prosecuted and currently has 918 patent files being prosecuted abroad (EPO, WIPO, foreign national offices).
Elzaburu’s clients include some of the most important Spanish companies in the biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical, ICT, artificial intelligence, engineering, aerospace, construction and infrastructure, defense, automotive, energy, environment, etc. sectors.
Elzaburu provides a comprehensive patent prosecution service: drafting of applications, prosecution before the European Patent Office (EPO), the Spanish Patent Office (SPTO), the International Patent Office (WIPO) and many other national patent offices around the world. He also files oppositions against third parties and defends his clients’ patents against oppositions of other companies.
Elzaburu is also one of the main representatives of Chinese companies wishing to register their Community designs in the EU.