Irina Ozolina

Senior Partner at A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm

Irina Ozolina is one of the founders and the senior partner of A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm, with extensive experience as an IP litigator.

Ms Ozolina has represented clients in numerous court and administrative patent, trademark and copyright disputes on enforcement and validity issues. She has supported major foreign and local clients in forming and implementing their IP enforcement strategy in Russia for many years. She has also acted as litigation counsel in numerous proceedings before the Federal Antimonopoly Service in unfair competition disputes and represented clients before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

Ms Ozolina’s professional achievements include:

  • being part of Aleksey Zalesov’s team that obtained substantial moral damages for the first time before a Russian court for their inventor client in a pharmaceutical patent infringement case in 2004;
  • being deeply involved in the first telecoms patent infringement case in Russia from 2012 to 2014, where FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) issues were first discussed before the Russian courts;
  • receiving a special award from a client (major local manufacturer of specialised machinery) in 2014 for her assistance in ending a 10-year dispute over an employee’s inventorship – in this case, the presidium of the IP Court first thoroughly established the circumstances to be proven in this type of dispute; and
  • successfully defending patent infringement disputes in which a doctrine of equivalents was construed by a court.

Ms Ozolina graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law with distinction and later from the Russian Intellectual Property Academy. She is a registered Russian patent, trademark and design attorney, and a registered attorney at law (Moscow Bar Association).

Ms Ozolina is a frequent contributor to Russian and foreign IP publications, and a speaker at national IP events; she has vast experience in running educational seminars on IP matters for Russian scientific and industrial entities. She also helped prepare a monograph for the Austrian Chamber for Commerce and Industry on IP protection in Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm
Marshala Rybalko Street 2
Building 9
Office 535
Moscow 123060

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