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Elena Comoglio
Partner, Dr., Italian and European Patent Attorney, Professional Representative in Community Design matters before the EUIPO. Elena graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Torino and completed a postgraduate specialization school in Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Torino.
Languages: native Italian speaker, fluent in English, familiar with French, knowledge of German
J&P Office: Turin
Areas of competence: Patents
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Work experience
Before joining Jacobacci & Partners in 1998, Elena participated in a research project at Sorin Biomedica Cardio, a medical device company. 
As a patent attorney Elena represents and advises clients ranging from academic and research institutions (mainly Italian and US Universities) to highly specialized local and foreign companies.

Professional focus
Elena has an extensive practice drafting and prosecuting European, Italian and International patent applications relating to biotechnological inventions and has experience in handling oppositions and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. 
She is also highly experienced drafting and prosecuting Community Plant Variety Right applications (including third parties objections) and in handling Italian SPC applications. 
Elena regularly provides technical assistance on legal issues, and has drafted numerous infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions. 
She has been involved in pharmaceutical litigation in Italy relating to clodronate, ropivacaine, avermectin derivatives, Factor VIII and Factor IX, calcipotriol, and itraconazole. 

Areas of expertise
Elena’s primary focus is on biotechnological, medical, plant, diagnostic and pharmaceutical patents, although her range of activities also extends to chemistry. She has particular experience with so-called “second medical applications” and in the fields of nucleic acid techniques (including PCR, SDA and LAMP), diagnostic immuno- and molecular assays, affinity reagents (including polyclonal antibodies, monoclonal antibodies and antibody fragments), transgenic organisms, recombinant peptides and proteins, stem cells, RNA interference, microarray platforms for transcriptomic and proteomic analysis. 

Elena regularly lectures at Italian universities about the protection and patentability of biotechnological inventions. 

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