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Szonja advises Danish and international pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as universities on how to best secure patent protection for their inventions.

Szonja entered the patent profession in 2015, first as a student assistant at a boutique patent firm in Copenhagen, while completing her MSc degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen.

Prior to coming to Copenhagen, Szonja completed her BSc in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Glasgow.

Szonja completed all EQEs on the first attempt in 2022 and is currently enrolled at a university diploma course at CEIPI (completion date: May 2024), which will allow her to represent clients at the UPC.

Szonja has gained extensive experience in patent drafting and prosecution through her previous positions, and she known for het diligent approach and out-of-the-box thinking when drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Szonja also has experience with opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO.

To upkeep her legal knowledge, Szonja actively participated in in-house training of paralegal and patent attorney staff members and has acted as a bench-marker for Paper D of the EQEs since 2023.

EDUCATION

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Medicinal Chemistry, Master of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry, Bachelor of Science with Honours, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

EXPERIENCE

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Use
  • Polymers
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • EPO Oppositions

MEMBERSHIPS

  • ADIPA (formerly The Danish Association of Patent Agents)
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)