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Francisco Javier SÁEZ

Francisco Javier SÁEZ


  • Degree in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) (Madrid Autonomous University).
  • Diploma "Patent Litigation in Europe" (Strasbourg University-CEIPI).
  • Industrial Property Attorney admitted 2004.
  • European Patent Attorney 2006.
  • European Trade Mark Attorney (Authorized Representative before the Alicante Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market - OHIM - Trade Marks & Designs) 2004.

Professional Profile:

  • In professional practice since 1988.
  • Ten years as researcher in charge of development with the R&D Department of a leading multinational manufacturer of electrochemical storage batteries.
  • Specialist in drafting, prosecuting, and defending patent applications of all kinds, particularly Spanish, European and PCT applications, at the different Patent Offices in Spain and abroad, chiefly in the chemical field. Counsel advising applicants on such matters as prior art searches, patentability issues, infringement and freedom to operate issues, patent portfolio audits, etc.
  • Trainer in preparatory courses for the "European Qualifying Examination", instructor in patent-related workshops and certification programmes.
  • Council Member of EPI.
  • Member Professional Education Committee of EPI.

Practice Areas:

  • Patents and Utility Models
  • Industrial Designs
  • Research
  • Technology Transfer

Specialty Areas:

  • Energías, energías renovables y Medio ambiente
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Industria química


  • Spanish, English, German (Technical Translator in English).

Partnerships of which a member:


Seniority in the firm:

  • Since 2000.



Revisions to the Patent Act: a necessary step to foment inventing in Spain

Author: Francisco Javier Sáez

Source: Elzaburu Blog


UNION ExCo position paper : Rule 36 EPC entered into force on 01.04.2010

Author: Francisco Javier Sáez

Source: EPI information, n.2/13, junio 2013, pp. 66-67

+ collaborations

Courses and Conferences


Opposition and Appeal Seminar (moderator)

Author: Francisco Javier Sáez

Source: Opposition and Appeal Seminar, Barcelona, 9 noviembre 2014


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