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Sara Tekavec

Sara Tekavec

  • Life Sciences
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Sara Tekavec graduated with a MSc in industrial pharmacy and a BSc in biochemistry from the University of Ljubljana. During her studies she completed various research internships and specialised in the fields of cholesterol and lipid biochemistry, organic chemistry and drug development. Before joining V.O., Sara was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher at the University of Antwerp. Her research focused on the development and optimisation of the manufacturing process of cell-based therapy.

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Additionally, she also completed an internship at a well-known patent law firm in Amsterdam.

Working experience

  • Trainee Patent Attorney, V.O. (April 2022)
  • Healthcare Scientist Assistant, States of Guernsey (2021 – 2022)

Education

  • ESR / PhD fellow in Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerp (2020 – 2021)
  • MSc in Industrial Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana (2018 – 2020)
  • BSc in Biochemistry, University of Ljubljana (2014 – 2018)

Publications

  • Tekavec S, Sorčan T, Giacca M, Režen T. VLDL and HDL attenuate endoplasmic reticulum and metabolic stress in HL-1 cardiomyocytes. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids.2020;1865(8):158713.

Languages

  • English (fluent)
  • Dutch (basic)
  • German (intermediate)
  • Croatian (intermediate)
  • Slovene (native)

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News

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Tax advantage for innovation in Belgium

Belgium has a few separate tax schemes that apply to acquired IP rights. For instance, the innovation allowance for innovation income. This means that 85% of the net income ensuing from IP rights is exempt from corporate income tax.Continue reading

Three times prize at MIP

During the Managing IP Award Ceremony that took place in London on 15 June, V.O. was presented with no less than three awards.Continue reading

Recommended in Financial Times

We are proud to announce that also for 2022 V.O. is recommended as a leading European patent firm in Financial Times.Continue reading

Events

Unitary Patent Package Conference 2022

Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam - Amstel, Joan Muyskenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Finally the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will become reality! In January 2022 Austria ratified as the 13th country and the new system will probably be up and running early 2023. So, patent professionals get prepared! Continue reading

IP Service World 2022

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, an IHG Hotel, Hochstraße, München, Germany

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading