Head of Patent Department at PONS IP
Patricia Ramos is the PONS IP patent director, with over 20 years of experience helping clients seeking patent advice and developing IP strategies. She oversees the drafting of patents; the prosecution of applications at national patent offices, EPO and WIPO; freedom-to-operate analyses; patent valorisations and tech watch reports.
Ms Ramos leads the largest team of patent experts in Spain, made up of 40 patent professionals with backgrounds in biotechnology and chemistry, engineering and software, among others, and holding national and European qualifications; and paralegals with extensive technical and legal patent knowledge. This makes the PONS IP patent team the main reference in this field in Spain and the leader in both national applications and Patent Cooperation Treaty applications in recent years.
Committed to the promotion of intellectual property in our society, Ms Ramos is a regular contributor to prestigious publications and seminars. She has also lectured on IP issues at top academic institutions, including business schools.
Before joining PONS IP, she acquired substantial knowledge and experience in the industry by handling patent prosecution cases at leading biotech company PharmaMar, which focuses on the development of new cancer treatments.
Ms Ramos obtained a bachelor’s of organic chemistry with honours from the Autonomous University of Madrid; she also undertook postgraduate physical chemistry studies at the Paul Sabatier University (France).
A native Spanish speaker, Ms Ramos is also fluent in English and French.