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A premier destination for prosecution services, PONS IP has established itself as a go-to resource for domestic and international entities alike. Customers are full of praise for its “precise, effective and efficient style, and the team’s ability to work across a range of technical disciplines. The quality of work is outstanding, and it also has a useful education platform that keeps clients up to date on the latest developments in the IP field, which is a major plus point.” Patent director Patricia Ramos leads the team, comprising over 40 national and European attorneys. She is a sage adviser to life sciences companies and draws on her industry experience to provide commercially astute solutions. By her side are Isabel Cortés Martínez and IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Ana Herrera. “Isabel does a great job of making her clients look good and she has their full faith when tackling Spanish and European briefs.” Herrera has been assisting the Spanish National Research Council with the drafting and registration of Spanish and Patent Cooperation Treaty patent applications for a new bacterial strain capable of producing nanocellulose from a variety of carbon sources, for use in biofuels, biomedicine, food and packaging. For engineering and software matters, patrons seek out the expertise of Gabriel Castilla, and all contentious mandates are flawlessly handled by patent litigation head Jean Devaureix, “a skilled and strategicpractitioner”.
Patricia Ramos is assistant director general and head of the patent department, 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 watchreports.
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 recentyears.
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 businessschools.
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 cancertreatments.
Ms Ramos obtained a bachelor’s in 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 andFrench.
PONS IP is a global IP firm founded in 1945 and headquartered in Madrid. Our team consists of 130 qualified professionals focused on designing and implementing effective solutions to meet the particular needs of each organisation in any country in the world. Only a committed, innovative, client-oriented team can meet clients’ targets in a competitive and changing market.
Our domestic network is extensive, with six regional offices in key locations across Spain. We have an international presence in prominent economic hubs (Bogota, Guangzhou and Brussels) where we represent the interests of over 27,000 clients in 150 countries.
The integration of local knowledge and experience of our professionals, together with PONS IP’s global spirit, enables us to effectively provide services from our Colombian office to the whole Latin America region.
As specialists in the sector, backed by our experience and international presence, PONS IP offers comprehensive advice and ongoing dialogue with our clients, helping them choose the best strategy for the protection of their intangible assets.
Diverse, high-profile client base
We are experts in the definition of strategies and management and defence of IP rights anywhere in the world. We take a personalised approach to clients’ needs, with a focus on excellence to create value through a tailored service.
At PONS IP, we know that each company is different, even though they may operate in the same market; the consultancy services we provide are therefore designed to understand, support and provide the necessary tools for each company, and to ensure the correct definition of its IP strategy, the appropriate implementation of its processes and the creation of an IP culture.
The implementation of a targeted strategy for the protection, defence and internationalisation of patents is essential to succeed in the market.
We offer a comprehensive service, including previous research and analysis, as well as management of IP portfolios worldwide.
We also provide a comprehensive legal advice service in matters of IP, defending the exclusive rights of our clients through the provision of initial advice to representation in courts.
We are aware of the vital role played by companies in the well-being of society and are committed to increasing the positive impact that our firm may have on improving the quality of life in our environment. PONS IP is also committed to adopting sustainable and socially responsible policies by undertaking initiatives that promote greater environmental responsibility.
We are a part of the UN Global Compact, a global corporate sustainability movement inspired by UN principles that gives a human face to the global market.
PONS IP has established the PONS Foundation – a non-profit organisation whose main objective is to raise awareness of the importance of the defence, investment and development of intellectual property for economic and social development.
PONS Foundation, together with ISDE Law Business School, launched the 16th edition of its master’s in intellectual property, competition and new technologies. It is one of the most prestigious IP master’s degrees in Spain.
We are members of numerous international IP organisations (eg, the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, INTA, the Licensing Executives Society, epi), actively collaborating in their events, publications and projects.