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Anna Maria Villa

PatentSight, Germany

After nearly 20 years as a senior patent examiner Anna joined PatentSight as a Senior Consultant and Legal Status Analyst in 2016.

Anna is an Italian national, holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and an MA degree in adult education. After a brief experience at Zambon Group in Milan, she headed the Molecular Modelling Research Unit at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Milan University, for six years. She joined the EPO in 1997 as a patent examiner in the areas of second medical use, galenics and cosmetics. In addition to search, examination and opposition work, she acquired extensive experience as a trainer (both newcomers and migrants) and a coach. She has been active in trilateral co-operation and exchange programs and is an experienced trainer in distance learning programs implemented by the European Patent Academy.

Contributions

An Introduction into Patent Analytics (ICIC 2016)