Manuel Lobato

Bird & Bird - Spain

Patent star 2023

Trade mark star 2023



Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Medical devices
Universities & research

As a partner and Head of our Intellectual Property Group in Spain, I'm renowned for my specialism in IP and pharmaceutical law. I act on landmark pharmaceutical patent and SPC cases here in Spain.

I have extensive experience in patent litigation and appeals before the Spanish civil and administrative courts and the health authorities. My work includes multi-jurisdictional proceedings and strategic advice relating to pharmaceutical agreements and patents around product manufacture, distribution and clinical trials.

In addition, I advise companies in the technology sector where my work includes intellectual property and trade secrets litigation, as well as regulatory and contract law. Additionally, I help clients in the life sciences sector; drafting technology transfer contracts in the fields of pharmacy, biology, electronics and mechanics.

With great experience of legal matters around joint ventures, due diligence and contractual work I also advise universities, institutions and private biotech-entities on ownership and entitlement issues.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2006, I was a partner at a Spanish law firm and an international law firm.

I also teach and lecture for universities, judicial schools and private institutions. I write extensively on Patent Law and other subjects.

I speak Spanish, English, German and Italian.




Last updated 30th June 2020