Szabolcs Farkas

Patent Counsel at SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys

Szabolcs Farkas graduated in bioengineering and biomedical engineering from the Technical University of Budapest. During his 20-year career at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO), he gained experience first as a patent examiner and later as head of the chemistry and biotech section, then as head of the whole patent department. By the time he moved to private practice he had become vice president for technical affairs.

Mr Farkas’s practice at SBGK covers innovation and IP counselling, with a special focus on chemical and biotech IP solutions and R&D projects. Leveraging his expertise in prosecution procedures, he prepares national, European and PCT patent applications covering biotech, chemical and biomedical device solutions, plant variety protection and utility model prosecution matters before the HIPO.

Professional experience

  • 1996-1998: Central Food Research Institute, research fellow
  • 1998-2001: HIPO, patent examiner
  • 2001-2010: HIPO, head of chemistry and biotechnology section
  • 2010-2014: HIPO, head of patent department
  • 2014-2017: HIPO, vice president for technical affairs
  • 2018 – to date: SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys

Professional associations

  • Hungarian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright
  • Hungarian Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys
Andrássy út 113
Budapest 1062

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