Silvia Bertran Valls
Pharmacist, M.Sc. Biotechnology, Spanish and European Patent Attorney
Languages: Catalan, English, French, Spanish
Experienced in the creation and global management of patent portfolios, including patent strategy definition, drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the EPO & the Spanish PTO, and coordination of worldwide prosecution of portfolios; conducting prior art searches, validity opinions and freedom to operate (FTO) searches and analyses; establishing and maintaining a system for patent information and vigilance purposes; consulting in IP transaction deals and IP Due Diligences. Particular expertise in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields.
EPI, COAPI, LES International.
Silvia Bertran Valls is a pharmacy graduate and holds a Master’s degree in biotechnology. She is also a CEIPI-EPI graduate in European Patent Law (2006-2008). She has been a European Patent Attorney since 2013 and a Spanish Patent & Trademark Attorney since 2020.
She studied pharmacy at the University of Barcelona (UB, 1996-2001), including a semester of research work in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department (2001). She obtained a Master's degree in biotechnology from the University of Barcelona (UB, 2001-2003), including a research project in the identification of new molecular targets involved in antibiotic resistance at the Microbiology department of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona (IDIBAPS).
Since 2004, she has worked as an in-house patent attorney at various biotech and pharma companies in Spain and France, being responsible for the creation and management of patent and trademark portfolios and advising on IP-related matters in the life sciences field. With HOFFMANN EITLE since January 2015.