European Patent Attorney at Valea AB
Anette Romare has an MSc in chemical engineering and biotechnology and takes on assignments within a range of different technological fields, including absorbent materials, hygienic absorbent products, paper, fibre technology, polymers, adhesives, general chemistry, medicine, medical technology, packaging and the automotive industry. She started her IP career in 1985 as an in-house patent engineer at Mölnlycke AB, presently Essity Hygiene and Health AB. She passed the European qualifying exam in 1994 and shortly thereafter moved to private practice, joining Valea AB in 2010.
Ms Romare has vast experience in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, as well as at the Swedish Patent Office, working for different clients and in different technical areas. As a client account manager, she works closely with the clients, spending time on freedom-to-operate analyses and opinions, competitor monitoring, patent mining, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and providing general and strategic advice and education in IP matters.
Throughout her professional career Ms Romare has been involved as a lecturer and mentor, both in in-house and in external educational programmes such as that of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies. Currently, she is deeply involved in the mentoring programme at Valea, focusing mainly on training colleagues in opposition and appeal proceedings.