Senior Associate at Deriş Patents and Trademark Agency AS
Oya Yalvac is one of the few European patent attorneys who has passed the European qualifying examination as a Turkish professional. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as an in-house patent attorney for more than 10 years and specialises in patent litigation – namely, infringement, invalidity actions and actions for declaration of non-infringements.
Ms Yalvac is also an adviser and expert for local R&D and innovation centres, as well as the technology transfer offices of Turkish universities.
Ms Yalvac also has in-depth experience in patent oppositions and freedom to operate. She has occasionally been appointed as a court expert for patent disputes before the Turkish IP courts.
Ms Yalvac holds a BSc in molecular biology and genetics from Boğaziçi University.
Ms Yalvac is fluent in English.
Ms Yalvac recently published “Federated European Patent Register – an overview” on the International Law Office.