Our People

Knowledge and Teamwork

ABG team of IP professionals combines excellent academic qualifications, extensive technical and legal knowledge, and industry experience.

This combination underpins the high quality of our services and our dedication to our clients’ IP rights.

At ABG we have passion for knowledge. We work at the frontiers of science and IP law, providing our clients with advice and solutions that help their businesses. We specialize in complex situations, providing innovative legal solutions.

Our professionals work in teams designed to handle your projects, combining technical skills and legal experience to meet your goals. They are team players, trained to give their best, in an efficient and cost-conscious manner.

Most of our team members are in-house trained. We allocate time and resources to ensure they are at the top of their profession, with the best qualifications and IP experience required to deal with today’s fast technological changes.

We value our client’s relationship. Our professionals are good communicators, they work with you to clearly understand your business objectives and design the best strategy to achieve them.  They will follow closely the projects, keeping you informed so you can take the right decisions concerning your IP assets.

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Juan Arias

Juan Arias

Managing partner

Juan founded ABG in 2003. He has more than 25 years of patent experience.

Francisco Bernardo

Francisco Bernardo

Managing Partner

Francisco founded ABG in 2003 and is Managing Partner. He is a qualified European Patent Attorney (EQE, 2004).

Fernando Prieto

Fernando Prieto

Partner

Fernando joined ABG in 2004 and is a partner in charge of the “Engineering & Physics” and "ICT” departments.

Enric Carbonell

Enric Carbonell

Partner

Enric joined ABG in 2007 and is partner in charge of the Barcelona office and has twenty-five years of patent experience.

Agustín Alconada

Agustín Alconada

Partner

Agustín joined ABG in 2007 and is a partner in the biotechnology department.

Almudena Fernández

Almudena Fernández

Partner

Almudena joined ABG in 2004 and is a partner in the chemistry department

Pablo Calvo

Pablo Calvo

Partner

Pablo joined ABG in 2009 and is a partner in the “Engineering & Physics” and “ICT” departments.

Christine Weimann

Christine Weimann

Associate

Christine joined ABG in 2005 and is an associate in charge of the trademark department and has over twenty years of trademark experience.

Laura de la Vega

Laura de la Vega

Associate

Laura joined ABG in 2007 and is an associate in the “Engineering & Physics” and “ICT” departments.

Tomás Llamas

Tomás Llamas

Associate

Tomás joined ABG in 2007 and is an associate in the chemistry department.

Irene Vázquez

Irene Vázquez

Associate

Irene joined ABG in 2009 and is an associate in the biotechnology department.

Marta Rodríguez

Marta Rodríguez

Associate

Marta joined ABG in 2008 and is an associate in the chemistry department.

Sofía Petterson

Sofia Pettersson

Associate

Sofia joined ABG in 2010 and is an associate in the chemistry department.

Laura Montoya

Associate

Laura is a lawyer specialising in the field of the Intellectual Property since 2002. She is the head of our Legal and Litigation Department.

Iain A. McGeoch

Iain A. McGeoch

Associate

Iain joined ABG in 2014 and is associate and responsible for the running of ABG’s Basque Country office in Bilbao.

Mª Dolores Fernández-Villa

Mª Dolores Fernández-Villa

Patent Adviser

Mª Dolores joined ABG in 2013 and is a patent adviser in the “Engineering & Physics” department.

Beatriz García

Beatriz García

Patent Adviser

Beatriz joined ABG in 2016 and is a patent adviser in the “Engineering & Physics” and “ICT” departments.

Manuel Quintero

Manuel Quintero

Patent Adviser

Manuel joined ABG in 2017 and is patent adviser in the “Engineering & Physics” and “ICT” departments.

Alberto Betegón

Alberto Betegón

Patent Adviser

Alberto joined ABG in 2018 and is a patent adviser in the “Engineering & Physics” department.

Inés García

Inés García

Patent Adviser

Inés joined ABG in 2018 and is a patent adviser in the “ICT” department.

María Martínez

María Martínez

Patent Adviser

María joined ABG in 2019 and is a patent adviser in the “ICT” department.

Thomas Sanders

Patent Adviser

Thomas joined ABG in 2020 and is a patent adviser in the “Engineering & Physics” department.

André Santos

André Santos

Patent Adviser

André joined ABG in 2016 and is a patent adviser in the chemistry department.

Virginia Gómez

Virginia Gómez

Patent Adviser

Virginia joined ABG in 2017 as a patent adviser in the chemistry department.

Alexandre Pinto

Alexandre Pinto

Patent Adviser

Alexandre joined ABG in October 2018 as a patent adviser in the chemistry department in our Barcelona office.

María Corral

María Corral

Patent Adviser

María joined ABG in 2012 and is a patent adviser in the biotechnology department.

Guillermo Menéndez

Guillermo Menéndez

Patent Adviser

Guillermo joined ABG in 2015 and is a patent adviser in the biotechnology department.

Gemma Muruais

Gemma Muruais

Patent Adviser

Gemma joined ABG in 2010 and is a patent adviser in the biotechnology department

Ana María de Lucas

Ana María de Lucas

Patent Adviser

Ana María joined ABG in 2017 and is a patent adviser in the biotechnology department.

Marina García

Marina García

Patent Adviser

Marina joined ABG in 2017 and is a patent adviser in the biotechnology department.

Inés Canrtero

Inés Cantero

Trademark adviser

Inés joined ABG in 2015 and is a trademark adviser in the Trademark Department.

Rodrigo Manzanares

Rodrigo Manzanares

Attorney at Law

Rodrigo is a lawyer specialising in intellectual property law. He joined ABG in 2019 as litigator and legal adviser.

Estefany Betances

Attorney at Law

Estefany is a lawyer, with a double degree in Law and Business Administration. She joined our Legal & Litigation Department in 2020.

Sara Gaviño

Sara Gaviño

Legal & Litigation - Paralegal

Sara joined ABG in 2017. She provides legal support and coordinate the team.

Cecilia Ranilla

Cecilia Ranilla

European / PCT - Paralegal

Cecilia joined ABG in 2004 and she heads the European/PCT Section.

Alicia Valle

Alicia Valle

European / PCT - Paralegal

Alicia joined ABG in 2015. Her practice focuses on the filing and prosecution of International (PCT) and European patent applications.

Isabel Rivera

Isabel Rivera

European / PCT - Paralegal

Isabel joined ABG in 2015. Her practice focuses on the filing and prosecution of International (PCT) and European patent applications.

Barbara Fernández

Bárbara Fernández

European / PCT - Paralegal

Bárbara joined ABG in 2019. Her practice focuses on the filing and prosecution of International (PCT) and European patent applications.

Begoña Toledo

Begoña Toledo

European / PCT - Paralegal

Begoña joined ABG in 2019. Her practice focuses on the filing and prosecution of International (PCT) and European patent applications.

María Zubia

María Zubia

European / PCT - Paralegal

María joined ABG in 2019. Her practice is focused on the filing and prosecution of International (PCT) and European patent applications.

Sonia Sebastian

Sonia Sebastián

National/Renewals - Paralegal

Sonia joined ABG in 2005. She heads the National/Renewals Section.

Alejandra Pozo

Alejandra Pozo

National/Renewals - Paralegal

Alejandra joined ABG in 2008.

Vanesa Fouz

Vanesa Fouz

National/Renewals - Paralegal

Vanesa joined ABG in 2018.

Noelia López

Noelia López

National/Renewals - Paralegal

Noelia joined ABG in 2019.

Roberto José Puerto

Roberto José Puerto

National/Renewals - Paralegal

Roberto joined ABG in 2020.

Susana Maicas

Susana Maicas

International - Paralegal

Susana joined ABG in 2009. She heads the International Section.

María Vallejo

María Vallejo

International - Paralegal

María joined ABG in 2009.

Regina Ibarrola

Regina Ibarrola

International - Paralegal

Regina joined ABG in 2010.

Katarzyna Szulik

Katarzyna Szulik

International - Paralegal

Katarzyna joined ABG in 2012

María del Carmen Mora

María del Carmen Mora

International - Paralegal

María del Carmen joined ABG in 2008.

María Gallardo

María Gallardo

International - Paralegal

María joined ABG in 2012.

Isabel García

Isabel García

Trademarks - Paralegal

Isabel joined ABG in 2019.

Blanca Palacín

Blanca Palacín

Trademarks - Paralegal

Blanca joined ABG in 2020.

Raquel Santamaría

Raquel Santamaría

Business Support

Raquel joined ABG in 2011.

Tatiana Ashurka

Tatiana Ashurka

Business Development

Tatiana joined ABG in 2009 and is responsible for all aspects of business development strategy at ABG.

Ana B. Plaza

Ana B. Plaza

Marketing & Communication

Ana B. joined ABG in 2019 and she is journalist and marketer.

Jorge Domínguez

Jorge Domínguez

Marketing & Communication

Jorge joined ABG Intellectual Property in 2019.

Beatriz Ibáñez

Beatriz Ibáñez

Accounting/Finance

Beatriz joined ABG in 2004 and heads the Accounting/Finance Department.

Rocío Altozano

Rocío Altozano

Accounting/Finance

Rocío joined ABG in 2010, as an Accounting Technician.

Miriam Guardia

Miriam Guardia

Accounting/Finance

She joined ABG Intellectual Property in 2019 as a Financial Technician.

We are very proud of our team of professionals: patent attorneys, lawyers, paralegals and support staff. They are all part of ABG’s success in providing a distinctive client service.

Francisco Bernardo and Juan Arias. ABG Founding Partners.