We are enthusiastic and passionate about the IP and we spend much of our free time developing questions and methods that can help others passing the EQE exams. We are currently involved in programs that support candidates enrolled for EQE, accumulating hundreds of hours of real experience and knowledge. We have used this knowledge in crafting the materials for this website.
Oana graduated from the University of Bucharest in 2002 with a degree in Chemistry.
She further holds a degree in Finance and Accounting and a Masters' degree in
Chemistry of medicaments and cosmetic products.
At present, she is a Romanian and European Patent Attorney.
Since 2012 she has been a coach in the EQE Candidate Support Project, a project of the European Patent Organization intended to promote the European patent attorney profession in member states having a lower number of EQE-qualified Professional Representatives, by offering access to training and guidance for passing the EQE. In this role, she supports EQE candidates from various countries in their exam preparation, and participates in development of study materials and methodologies. She is also an EPI and CEIPI tutor and lecturer for the CEIPI/epi Basic Training Course in several locations all over Europe.
Katerina graduated in chemistry (Bc.) and inorganic and organo-metallic chemistry
(Master, Doctorate) from the Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague. Later on,
she studied at the Industrial Property Training Institute of the Czech Industrial Property Office.
In 2006, she passed the Czech qualifying examination for patent and trademark attorneys.
In 2009 Katerina participated in an internship at the European Patent Office and in 2012 she passed
the European qualifying examination for professional representatives before the EPO. In 2015-2016,
she added to her training the CEIPI course in European Patent Litigation.
Before her practice of patent attorney trainee and patent attorney at INVENTIA, Katerina worked for 6 years as a junior researcher in research of new catalysts for homogenous and two-phase catalysis at the Institute of Chemical Processes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. At present, she is a Czech Patent and Trademark Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Trademark and Design Attorney. She is a member of Czech Chemical Association and Licensing Executives Society. In 2009 - 2011 she held the position of the President of Licensing Executives Society Czech Republic. She is also a member of epi Professional Education Committee, in charge with the coordination of coaches for the Candidate Support Project.
Katerina is a tutor at the Czech Industrial Property Training Institute, teaching specialized courses on industrial property to researchers. She published several articles on the strategy of industrial property rights. She is also an EPI and CEIPI tutor, coordinating the CEIPI/epi Basic Training Course in European Patent law in Prague and having lectures in different locations all over Europe. She is also acting as a coordinator and coach for the EQE Candidate Support Project, a project of the European Patent Organization intended to promote the European patent attorney profession in member states having five or fewer EQE-qualified Professional Representatives, by offering access to training and guidance for passing the EQE.
Sara graduated from University of Padova in 2000 and she holds a degree in Chemical Engineering.
She also has a PhD in Hydrodynamics and Environmental Modelling (University of Padova). She works in
IP since 2002 and now she is currently working at Cantaluppi and Partners - Padova. Her practice
includes Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Mechanics, patent and design law and practice, competition law,
and technical litigation concerning IP related matters.
Since 2012, Sara is a an epi and CEIPI tutor and coach for the EQE Candidate Support Project.
She is an Italian and European Patent Attorney, Professional representative before OHIM (Community Trademark and Design Office) and UIBM (Italian Patent and Trademark Office) for Designs.
Petra graduated from Charles University in Prague with Masters degree in Physics. She started
to work in IP in 2011. Her day-to-day work includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications,
as well as advising in relation to validity and infringement matters, in various technical fields
such as mechanical engineering, automotive, etc.
After qualifying as a European Patent Attorney in 2015, Petra became a coach in the EQE Candidate Support Project, a project of the European Patent Organization intended to promote the European patent attorney profession in member states having five or fewer EQE-qualified Professional Representatives, by offering access to training and guidance for passing the EQE. In this role, she supports EQE candidates from various countries in their exam preparation, and participates in development of study materials and methodologies.
She is also an EPI and CEIPI tutor and lecturer for the CEIPI/epi Basic Training Course in Prague.
However, her teaching history began in 2004 when Petra started using her skills as a math, physics and English tutor.
Nina holds degrees in physics and mathematics from McGill University in Montreal (BSc), and
Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (MSc). Having settled in Germany, she started her career
in Intellectual Property as a trainee at Stellbrink & Partner in 2015. Her areas of expertise
include software-implemented inventions, robotics, medtech, mechanics and physics. Her work
focuses on generating IP strategies, portfolio management, drafting and prosecuting patent
applications, as well as oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office. She creates
tailored advice for startups including serving as a mentor for various startup accelerators/
initiatives. She also enjoys preparing and holding presentations and workshops related to a
number of various IP-related topics.
Upon qualifying as a European Patent Attorney in 2019, Nina immediately dived into tutoring candidates for the EQE - one of her great passions. Nina is a coach for the EQE Candidate Support Project, as well as an epi Tutor. To the left, you can see the only existing photo of her preparing for the European Qualifying Examination, and get a snapshot of her troubled mental state. Nina deeply relates to the stress of the EQE preparation, and hopes to do everything she can to help candidates through this difficult time.
Anna graduated from University of
Iceland with a degree in Biochemistry and also holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from University
of Toronto. In 2011, she was thrown into the exciting world of patents when employed as a Patent
Manager at Actavis and worked on many excited projects which resulted in CJEU decisions such as
skinny labelling of Pregabalin and the combination SPC on Ezetimibe/Simvastatin.
In 2017, she passed the European Qualifying Examination for professional representatives before the EPO and became an in-house European Patent Attorney at Össur which is a global-leader in non-invasive prosthetics & orthotics based in Iceland. She works closely with the R&D teams and strategically manages the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, with the support of outside counsel, to provide a strong global IP portfolio. Additionally, preparations of freedom-to-operate opinions, supporting counsel in litigation and opposition matters and importantly monitoring of competitors IP and keeping high IP awareness within the Company.
Anna is a coach for the EQE Candidate Support Project and an EPI tutor. Additionally, she is a member of the EPI Professional Education Committee, an EPI council member and a board member of the Icelandic Association of Patent Attorneys.
Zsofia graduated from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2014 with Masters degree
in Architectural Engineering.
She started working in the field of IP since 2013, first as an intern in Washington DC, USA, then as a patent attorney candidate in Budapest. Between 2014 and 2017 she attended various IP and law courses at the EPO and at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, including a two-year long course ending with a dissertation and final exams. In 2018, she qualified as a Hungarian patent and trademark attorney. She is also a European Union Trademark Attorney (professional representative before the EUIPO).
During her preparations for the EQE she started her EQE blog (Fillun.com) sharing her knowledge and templates for other EQE candidates. She passed the EQE in 2021 and became a European Patent Attorney. After passing the EQE, she started mentoring candidates for the EQE and joined the team of PracticeEQE in order to keep providing support for candidates.
Zsofia is currently based in the UK working as a freelance European Patent Attorney and is also involved in the management of a European Patent Validation platform (Passport).
Jiri graduated with honours from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague with a
master’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technologies. During his previous years he spent time
in the Middle-East and actively participated in several internships and in a research project at
the Czech Academy of Sciences.
He started his career in the pharmaceutical industry after joining Zentiva patent department (part of Sanofi group) in 2014. Later, he studied at the Industrial Property Training Institute of the Czech Industrial Property Office and the CEIPI Basic Training Course in European Patent Law. In 2017, Jiri passed the Czech patent attorney examination to become Czech Patent Attorney, as well as European Design Attorney. He also received a scholarship from the Academy of European Law (ERA) to attend the Summer Course on European Intellectual Property Law in Trier. Currently, he is working as IP Manager at Adalvo (part of Alvogen group). He also published articles in the Czech IP Journal and on Kluwer Patent Blog and is currently studying the CEIPI Course on Patent Litigation in Europe.
After passing the European qualifying examination (EQE) in 2021, Jiri became also involved in helping the future candidates in preparing for the EQE. In 2021, he started as a CEIPI tutor for the Basic Training Course in European Patent Law in Prague and became part of the PracticeEQE team. Apart from his interest in the IP field, Jiri enjoys travelling, watching Netflix and sports (ice-hockey and tennis)
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