Bernabé Zea

Partner at ZBM Patents & Trademarks

Bernabé Zea founded ZBM Patents & Trademarks with Anna Barlocci and Peter Markvardsen in 2003. He has extensive experience in preparing patentability, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions, negotiating patent licences, conducting due diligence and drafting patents. His practice focuses on organic chemistry and pharmacy, but also includes biotechnology and biochemistry.

He frequently acts as an expert in patent court actions before Spanish courts and regularly defends generics companies in litigation. Mr Zea has acted as a technical expert both within and outside Spain in cases involving blockbuster drugs such as atorvastatin, escitalopram, alendronate, tamsulosine and venlafaxine.

Mr Zea started working as a professor at the Patent Centre of the University of Barcelona in 1988. He is an expert in searching patent and scientific literature, as he was a representative of both STN International and Chemical Abstracts Service in Spain for more than 10 years. Before this, he worked for Questel-Orbit.

Since 1988 he has lectured regularly on patent matters on courses organised by the Spanish Patent Office and the Patent Centre of the University of Barcelona, as well as on the main Spanish master’s programmes on intellectual property, such as the magister lucentinus (University of Alicante). He has authored several publications on patent matters and patent documentation in Spanish newspapers and specialised journals.

He currently combines his position as partner of ZBM with his position as professor at the University of Barcelona.

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