at ZBM Patents & Trademarks
Anna Barlocci holds an MSc in mechanical engineering. Her career in patents started in 1990 at a patent firm in Barcelona. As part of her training, she also completed an internship at a renowned UK patent firm. She was the first Spanish candidate to pass the European qualifying examination in 1999. In 2003 she founded ZBM Patents & Trademarks with two other partners. She now co-heads the firm’s electro-mechanical practice and is responsible for prosecution matters before the EPO.
Ms Barlocci’s professional experience includes drafting and prosecuting European, Patent Cooperation Treaty and national phase patent applications in a wide range of engineering fields, such as medical devices, printing technology and robotics. She also handles strategic counselling for clients and foreign associates, as well as freedom to operate and due diligence.
A significant part of Ms Barlocci’s work relates to patent enforcement before the Spanish courts and she has acted as a technical expert regarding infringement and validity in the Spanish leg of several pan-European litigations.
Together with the University of Barcelona and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Ms Barlocci started a course to prepare Spanish candidates for the European qualifying examination and coordinated this course for many years. She is a European Patent Institute tutor and participates in lectures, seminars and courses on patent matters in Spain.
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