A patent expert in the fields of chemistry and the technology of materials, she joined PONTI in 1995. Since 2007 she is partially qualified as a European Patent Attorney.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Catalonia Polytechnic University, her practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, technological watches and intellectual property counselling for the chemical industry and related technology areas. She also carries out infringement studies and validity opinions, and has a wide knowledge of USPTO policies and procedures. She handles patent portfolios in the fields of medical chemistry, industrial chemistry, nanotechnology, materials and metallurgy.
Her working languages are: Spanish, Catalan, English and French.
Girona, Sònia (2023): Abolition of the 10-day rule in the proceedings before the EPO
Girona, Sònia (2022): The Boards of Appeal “in line” with the new EPO Examination Guidelines..
Girona, Sònia (2021): Health technologies drivers of European patent applications in 2020.
Girona, Sònia (2019): EPO extends PPH pilot programme with IP Australia.