Ismael is a founding partner and director of GALBAIAN. He is a telecommunications engineer and he began his career in the field of intellectual property (IP) in 1998 upon joining the Industrial Property Department of the Fagor Group as a patent adviser. He headed the Department from 2005 until the founding of GALBAIAN in 2011.

After acquiring a complete overview of IP in the Master’s Degree IP course (Magister Lvcentinvs) of Alicante, he focused his efforts in specializing in the patentability analysis and the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, as well as infringement risk and patent validity studies. He is Spanish IP attorney since 2003 and he passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) and became a European Patent Attorney on 2005.

During these years he has also acquired much experience in patent disputes, actively participating and coordinating negotiations and patent litigation in different countries, as well as offering advice in active IP management and strategy.

Ismael has been continually committed to the creation of a patent culture in our environment. In order to contribute to do so, in 2008 he proposed to organize a specialized patent course designed for companies in the Basque Innovation Agency (Innobasque), giving raise to the Course of Patent Specialization for Companies.  He is the director of the course with the collaboration of Innobasque, the Basque business development agency (SPRI) and Enterprise Europe Network, and under the organization of the Mondragon University. More than 100 people have attended the course by now. Ismael acts also as a lecturer in other training courses on patents for both working professionals and university students, and is a regular speaker at forums, seminars and conferences on patents.

He is currently an elected member of the European Patent Institute (epi) and a member of the Board of the Spanish Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

The guide “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017” has cited Ismael as a highly recommended patent attorney: http://www.iam-media.com/Patent1000/Rankings/Detail.aspx?g=b958247c-adb0-4d3a-960b-d9a20434d9ed

POSITION

Director and IP Adviser

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified European Patent Attorney (EQE 2005).

European Union Trademark and Designs Agent (2003).

Official Industrial Property Agent (2003).

Master’s Degree in Trademarks, Designs, Patents and Copyright. University of Alicante (1998-1999).

Degree in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering. Higher College of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering. UPV-EHU Bilbao (1996).

CONTACT

Tel.: +34 943 253 957
iigartua@galbaian.com

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