Oya Yalvac is one of few Turkish professionals to have passed the European qualifying examination. 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-infringement.
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 has in-depth experience in patent oppositions and freedom-to-operate analyses. 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.