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Client Choice – International 2013
Francisco Bernardo is a founding partner of ABG Patentes
and has more than 20 years of patent experience. His practice
focuses on patent prosecution, including European Patent
Office oppositions and appeals, opinion work and portfolio
management, and advising on IP strategy and litigation,
principally in the pharmaceutical area. He is a qualified
European patent attorney.
Mr Bernardo has advised major pharmaceutical companies
in several complex pan-European litigations and has
considerable experience regarding supplementary protection
certificates (SPCs) for pharmaceuticals. He coordinated the
appeals for Neurim that resulted in an important European Court
of Justice decision on SPCs.
Before founding ABG, Mr Bernardo managed the patent
department at Spanish pharmaceutical company Pharma Mar
and was an examiner at the European Patent Office in The
Hague, concentrating on chemical technologies.
Mr Bernardo is a member of the Biotech Committee of
the European Patent Attorney Institute, a coordinator of the
European Patent Institute-Centre for International Intellectual
Property Studies course in European patent law in Madrid, and
a frequent speaker at various international industrial property
forums and courses.
ABG Patentes, SL
Avenida de Burgos 16 D
+34 91 4171 300
+34 91 4171 301
What clients said
“Francisco has always proved to be proactive in
getting the strongest IP position.”
“Being a pharmaceutical company, we really give
high value to the extensive experience of Francisco
in this field, and particularly to his advice regarding
innovative medicaments protection and IP-related
“Francisco’s advice is very useful at both a national
and international level. He is usually first in line when
new case law appears in Europe.”
“He gave us excellent and very original legal advice
and presented the case in a brilliant way.”
Bernardo Noriega, Francisco
ABG Patentes, SL – Partner |
Winner – Intellectual Property: Patents, European Union