Olga Bezzubova has more than 20 years of experience in obtaining and defending intellectual property rights for clients in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and diagnostics. Olga is co-leader of the Firm's global patent prosecution practice, leader of the Firm's European life sciences and chemistry patent prosecution group, and Munich IP practice coordinator.
Olga advises on all aspects of patent prosecution and opposition, supplementary protection certificates, patent validity, and infringement. She has experience in developing global IP strategies for established biotech companies and start-ups, as well as managing patent portfolios worldwide. Olga's unique background in physics and biology allows her to counsel clients in matters involving various aspects of cell biology, genomics, proteomics, molecular biology, food science, biopharmaceuticals, and biophysics, as well as emerging technologies at the convergence of biological and physical sciences. Olga has represented clients in highly competitive areas of RNA (ribonucleic acid) interference (RNAi) and CRISPR/Cas gene editing (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats).
Olga has authored and coauthored numerous publications in the field of molecular genetics and IP.
Legislative Intent Trumps Legitimate Interest: EPO Confirms Double Patenting as a Ground for Refusal
- February 7, 2017
Brexit and the Unitary Patent System, JD Women in IP
- November 19, 2013
IP Strategies for Life Science Companies: The New European System, Seminar for France Biotech
- June 4, 2013
Divisionals in Europe: Practical Advice
- March 25, 2013
Europe's New Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: How the introduction of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court will impact your existing patent portfolio
- European Qualification Exam (2002); German Patent Bar Exam (2001); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland (Master of Advanced Studies in IP 1997); University of Basel, Switzerland (Ph.D. in Molecular Biology 1996); Moscow State University, Russia (Diploma in Physics 1993)
- European Patent Office (EPO), German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in nullity appeal proceedings, German Federal Office for Plant Varieties (BSA), International Bureau of WIPO (IB), Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM, European Community Trademarks and Designs), and Unified Patent Court (UPC)
- English, German, and Russian