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Raquel Ballesteros
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Raquel Ballesteros was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Raquel Ballesteros

Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Location:
    Madrid, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative Law Health Care Law Biotechnology Law
Ignasi Costas
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Ignasi Costas was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Ignasi Costas

Rousaud Costas Duran, S.L.P.
  • Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Investment Funds Private Equity Law Information Technology Law Biotechnology Law Corporate and M&A Law
Elena Cuatrecasas
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Elena Cuatrecasas was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Elena Cuatrecasas

Cuatrecasas, S.L.P.
  • Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate and M&A Law Private Equity Law Biotechnology Law
Javier Diez-Hochleitner
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Javier Diez-Hochleitner was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Javier Diez-Hochleitner

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    Madrid, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration Biotechnology Law
Montserrat Llopart
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Montserrat Llopart was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Montserrat Llopart

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and M&A Law Health Care Law Biotechnology Law
Montiano Monteagudo Monedero
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Montiano Monteagudo Monedero was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Montiano Monteagudo Monedero

Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P.
  • Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Biotechnology Law Health Care Law Intellectual Property Law Competition / Antitrust Law
Teresa Paz-Ares
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Teresa Paz-Ares was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Teresa Paz-Ares

Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P.
  • Location:
    Madrid, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology Law Corporate and M&A Law Information Technology Law Media Law Communications Law
Núria Porxas Roig
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Núria Porxas Roig was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Núria Porxas Roig

Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P.
  • Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology Law Intellectual Property Law
Jorge Robles
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Jorge Robles was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jorge Robles

Cuatrecasas, S.L.P.
  • Location:
    Málaga, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Administrative Law Biotechnology Law Litigation
Pablo Salvador
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Pablo Salvador was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Pablo Salvador

Cuatrecasas, S.L.P.
  • Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Mass Tort Litigation Biotechnology Law

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Definition

Spanish hospital doctors and scientists are active investigators in Biotechnology related health matters, usually leading to new intellectual property assets.

Scientific investigation, particularly that involving the use of human samples, is highly regulated in Spain, as occurs in many other countries, involving both national and regional laws and rules, connected with Administrative rules and IP rights protection. 

Doctors and researchers, sometimes even Transfer Offices staff, are not familiar with that complex regulation which includes very different legal fields such as those related with the Intellectual Property and the use of human samples in biomedical research, among others.

Intellectual Property

Research in health public institutions leads to results that need to be protected and transferred. There is a long list of questions that arise in this process among which are the following:

- identify the true inventors/creators and owners

- detect previous contracts assigning rights over the results and the IP derived therefrom

- identify assets to protect

- decide the best way to protect those results

- stablish joint ownership agreements, if any

- negotiating and drafting transfer agreements with industry

Lawyers can be very helpful throughout that process, making easier the work of researchers and transfer staff and ensuring the entire process is done within the legal framework jurisdiction.

Use of human samples in biomedical research

The use of biological samples for biomedical research is subject to very strict legislation in Spain and its failure can undermine the publication of scientific results and the transfer options thereof.

Researchers must be sure to comply with the legislation in force regarding obtaining human samples and subsequent conservation and uses thereof, particularly regarding to the following:

- Patient consent

- Samples conservation in registered collections or Biobanks

- Permitted uses: only for a particular research project, a research field or for any health investigation

Lawyers can be very helpful assessing researches and technology transfer offices staff to obtain and maintain human samples in compliance with rules and legal requirements, from the design of the research project protocol to the final step of transferring research results to industry. 

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Spanish hospital doctors and scientists are active investigators in Biotechnology related health matters, usually leading to new intellectual property assets.

Scientific investigation, particularly that involving the use of human samples, is highly regulated in Spain, as occurs in many other countries, involving both national and regional laws and rules, connected with Administrative rules and IP rights protection. 

Doctors and researchers, sometimes even Transfer Offices staff, are not familiar with that complex regulation which includes very different legal fields such as those related with the Intellectual Property and the use of human samples in biomedical research, among others.

Intellectual Property

Research in health public institutions leads to results that need to be protected and transferred. There is a long list of questions that arise in this process among which are the following:

- identify the true inventors/creators and owners

- detect previous contracts assigning rights over the results and the IP derived therefrom

- identify assets to protect

- decide the best way to protect those results

- stablish joint ownership agreements, if any

- negotiating and drafting transfer agreements with industry

Lawyers can be very helpful throughout that process, making easier the work of researchers and transfer staff and ensuring the entire process is done within the legal framework jurisdiction.

Use of human samples in biomedical research

The use of biological samples for biomedical research is subject to very strict legislation in Spain and its failure can undermine the publication of scientific results and the transfer options thereof.

Researchers must be sure to comply with the legislation in force regarding obtaining human samples and subsequent conservation and uses thereof, particularly regarding to the following:

- Patient consent

- Samples conservation in registered collections or Biobanks

- Permitted uses: only for a particular research project, a research field or for any health investigation

Lawyers can be very helpful assessing researches and technology transfer offices staff to obtain and maintain human samples in compliance with rules and legal requirements, from the design of the research project protocol to the final step of transferring research results to industry.