Anna Barlocci

Partner 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, and as part of her training she did an internship at a renowned UK patent firm. She was the first Spanish candidate to pass the European qualifying examination in 1999. She co-founded ZBM Patents in 2003; she now co-heads the electro-mechanical practice and is ultimately responsible for prosecution matters before the European Patent Office.

Ms Barlocci’s professional experience includes drafting and prosecuting European, Spanish and Patent Cooperation Treaty patent applications in a wide range of engineering fields, as well as drafting US patent applications. A significant part of her work relates to patent enforcement before Spanish courts and she has acted as technical expert in the Spanish leg of several pan-European litigations.

She initiated the organisation of a course by the University of Barcelona and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office to prepare Spanish candidates for the European qualifying examination, and coordinated the course for many years. The majority of qualified European patent attorneys in Spain have taken advantage of these courses.

She is a European Patent Institute tutor and also participates in lectures, seminars and courses on patent matters in Spain.

Professional associations

  • EPI

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ZBM Patents & Trademarks
Plaza de Cataluña 1
Barcelona 08002

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