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Dr. Ana López-Serrano Oliver

European Patent Attorney

Areas of Expertise


Chemistry & Life Science





Ana did her PhD in Analytical Chemist at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain. During her PhD studies, she spent six months working in a multidisciplinary research project with a biologist research group at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California, United States.

After finishing her PhD studies in 2014, prompted by her previous enriched experience working abroad, she decided to continue her postdoctoral studies in a foreign country and applied for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin, Germany. There, she was awarded two competitive postdoctoral fellowships, one of them being the prestigious Marie Curie fellowship with which she had the opportunity to lead and execute her own research project.

In 2018, tired of the precarity in academic research, she decided to try a new career and she initiated her journey as a technical expert working at a Patent Firm in Berlin, CH Kilger. After a year of working in this new career, the daily tasks exceeded her expectations and, she finally decided to enroll in the European qualifying examination (EQE) for becoming a European Patent Attorney.

In 2020, she decided to move back to her home country and was then when she joined Balder IP as a patent consultant in the Chemistry Department. In Balder IP, Ana has had the opportunity to learn and be involved in the proceedings for patent and patent applications not only in Europe but also in other Latin American countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, etc.

 Ana successfully passed the EQE tests in 2023.

She is a native Spanish speaker and fluent speaker in English. She also has some basic knowledge of German.