Director Patent Department
  • Ph.D. in Biology. Scripps Institution of Oceanography - University of California, San Diego (USA).
  • Master in Bioresources, University of Mie (Japan).
  • Master´s Degree in Biology. Specialization in Marine Biology, University of La Laguna (Spain).
  • European Patent Attorney (EQE).
  • Diploma in Patent Litigation in Europe, University of Strasbourg (France).
Practice Areas:
  • Expert in Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, organization, evaluation and supervision of projects.
  • Drafting and prosecution of Patent and Utility Model applications before the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Opinion and advice on strategies for protection, infringement, validity, freedom to operate, oppositions and appeals.
  • State-of-the-art searches.
  • Production of patentability reports.
  • Specialization in biotechnology, medical devices, diagnosis, prognosis, genetics, Supplementary Protection Certificates (SCPs).
  • Opinion and advice on Community Designs and extensions of Industrial Designs.
  • Diploma in European Patent Law. Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI - Industrial Organization School), in collaboration with European Patent Institute (EPI), Centre d'Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), and Spanish Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Numerous conferences and workshops on Intellectual Property organized by SPTO, WIPO, EPO, AIPPI, etc.
Professional Career:

Prior to joining UNGRIA's Madrid office, he began his professional career as a researcher in the Cell Engineering Section at the National Institute of Aquaculture of Japan. After a few years on the Asian continent, he continued his scientific career in the United States where, after earning his doctorate, he worked as a researcher at a major U.S. Government marine and atmospheric research center. His research and teaching career continued as a professor at California State University Los Angeles, where he was an Associate Professor of Molecular Ecology.

In 2010, he returned to Spain and joined, as Director of Industrial Property, a recognized national company specializing in the development of personalized medicine, molecular biology tests for transfusion compatibility studies, and diagnosis and prognosis of genetic diseases.

Finally, since 2015, he joins UNGRIA as director of the Patent Department where, in addition to managing the team and advising clients, he participates in various national and international training activities.

Languages: Spanish, English, Japanese

In UNGRIA since: 2015