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Lara Saber

Lara Saber

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Having studied Biomedical Engineering, Lara Saber has a solid background in biomedical technology with a focus on Medical Device and Design. Her accumulated experience in the R&D departments of leading large multinational companies not only made her familiar with the latest medical technology developments, but also fueled her passion for innovation and intellectual property protection.

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During her studies, she also led a 2.5-year project in close collaboration with two hospitals, where she was involved in developing ideas and concepts for a medical problem as a biomedical engineer. This experience gave her a deep understanding of the importance of protecting intellectual property, especially for developers who invest time, energy and creativity in realizing innovative ideas.

Lara’s specialization focuses primarily on medical devices ranging from prosthetics to intraocular lenses and catheters. However, as an engineer, she is equally adept at working with various engineering concepts, such as consumer lifestyle. Eager to assist developers as best she can in the crucial process of IP protection.


  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering: Medical Device and Design (not yet completed)
  • BSc in Biomedical Engineering


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Kurdish
  • Spanish (basic)

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