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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

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News

Well-prepared for the future

Column by Cees Jansen, former chairman V.O. After 26 years, I have left V.O. I was chairman for the last 12 years, a task that I have passed on to Herman Witmans. This is a good moment to look back.Continue reading

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

Events

Webinar: getting started with patents

On 27 August 2020, we will organise the first webinar in a series of six about dealing strategically with your intellectual property. In the webinar 'Getting Started with Patents', patent attorney Henri van Kalkeren will take you through the most important topics about patents, so you can be more profitable with your innovation. Continue reading

Knowledge for Growth 2020

Don’t miss the 2020 digital edition on 9 and 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 participating in 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

Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020

ATLAS Theater, Raadhuisplein 100, Emmen, Netherlands

The first edition of the Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020 will take place in Chemical Cluster Emmen in the Netherlands. Continue reading