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‘Patents can work for or against you. Creating your own patent portfolio, while mitigating the risks of your competitors’ IP rights, is essential for success in today’s technology-based economy.’
Tamara Elmore

Tamara Elmore

  • Life Sciences
  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • United States Patent Agent
  • Senior Associate

Tamara Elmore is a Dutch and European patent attorney and a United States patent agent. She started her career at a large pharmaceutical company in Switzerland, before joining an IP office in Boston as a US patent agent. In 2009, she switched to V.O. where she is active as a patent attorney in the Chemistry & Life Sciences Department.

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One of her goals is to provide clients with the information and analysis that will enable them to make informed business decisions over complex intellectual property matters.

Tamara’s focus is on obtaining patent protection for her clients’ inventions and strategically managing their patent portfolios. Additional aspects of her practice include patent validity and infringement analysis as well as IP due diligence.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2009-present)
  • United States Patent Agent, Ropes & Gray (2006-2009)
  • European Patent Attorney trainee, Hoffman La-Roche (2005)
  • Post-doc, University of Zurich (2002 – 2004)

Education

  • Master in Intellectual Property, ETH, Zurich (2005)
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, University of Texas Southwestern (2002)
  • MSc in Zoology, Texas Tech University (1995)

Publications

  • Elmore T, Reach-through royalty provisions in licensing contracts; The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) 2005 http://www.bepress.com/ndsip/reports/art2
  • Elmore T, Ignell R, Carlson JR, Smith DP. Targeted mutation of a Drosophila odor receptor defines receptor requirement in a novel class of sensillum. J Neurosci. 2003 Oct 29;23(30):9906-12.
  • Elmore T, Smith DP. Putative Drosophila odor receptor OR43b localizes to dendrites of olfactory neurons. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2001 Jun 22;31(8):791-8.
  • Elmore T, Rodriguez A, Smith DP. dRGS7 encodes a Drosophila homolog of EGL-10 and vertebrate RGS7. DNA Cell Biol. 1998 Nov;17(11):983-9.

Languages

  • English

News

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).Continue reading

The utility model – a rapid alternative to a patent

A patent application is often the solution for anyone who wishes to officially attach exclusive rights to intellectual property. However, there are alternatives. For instance, in the German market, companies can also choose to protect industrial inventions using a ‘utility model’.Continue reading

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2020

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2020 edition on 10 September and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 16th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Continue reading

IP World Summit 2020

Hilton London Syon Park, Park Road, Isleworth, Brentford, UK

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading

IPBC Europe 2020

Shelbourne Hotel, Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation. On 19-21 October, the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel will play host to corporate IP leaders from across Europe and beyond when they meet to discuss what world-class IP portfolios, strategies and service provision look like – and how to achieve them. Continue reading