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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Committee on Biotechnological Inventions

The Committee on Biotechnological Inventions shall consider and discuss all questions pertaining to, or connected with, inventions in the field of biotechnology, including the Budapest Treaty.

For this Committee, only one full member may be elected for each member state.


Working Groups


Terms of Reference of the Biotech Committee


Primary contact in the epi Secretariat: Sadia Liebig

Committee Members
Country Name
AL Sinojmeri Diana
AT Wolfram Markus
BE Vanhalst Koen
CH Sperrle Martin
CZ Hartvichova Katerina
DE Exner Torsten
DK Faria Viola Gonçalves Vera Lúcia
ES Vega Hernández María Lorena
FI Virtaharju Outi Elina
FR Taravella Brigitte (Secretary)
GB Wright Simon Mark (Chair)
GR Kosti Vasiliki
HR Marsic Natasa
HU Kompagne Hajnalka
IE Hally Anna-Louise
IS Jonsson Thorlakur
LI Bogensberger Burkhard
LT Armalyte Elena
MK Veskovska Blagica
NL van der Wijk Thea
PL Kawczynska Marta Joanna
PT Teixeira de Carvalho Anabela
RO Popa Cristina
RS Herak Nada
SE Mattsson Niklas
SK Makelová Katarína
SM Primiceri Maria Vittoria
TR Söyleyici Merve
Associate Members
Country Name
AT Weinzinger Philipp
BE Desomer Jan G.M.
CH Berti Alessandro
Kamibayashi Lynne
DE Cirl Christine
Grammel Markus
Jaenichen Hans-Rainer
Nestle-Nguyen Denise Kim-Lien Tu-Anh
Obrecht Gauthier R.V.
Oser Andreas
Quest Benjamin
Sendrowski Heiko
Vogelsang-Wenke Heike
DK Hegner Anette
GB Mercer Christopher Paul
Tombling Adrian George
IT Turri Elisa
NL Gommans Willemijn Maria
PL Witek Rafal
TR Yalvaç Oya