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Tamara Elmore

Patent attorney

‘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 Patent Attorney
  • 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

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The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently revoked the ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark of fast-food chain, McDonald’s. According to the EUIPO, the name of the hamburger that is known across the world was not sufficiently demonstrated to be used in the European Union. At first glance, it appears an unusual decision.Continue reading

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Events

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle). Continue reading

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich! Continue reading

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Winthontlaan 6/G, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exclusively for for all students who have participated in the TU/e Contest, WUR Challenge, TU Delft Contest and UT Challenge we organize a special product case game. Make a deep dive into the innovative world of home draught beer with Heineken’s THE SUB. Via this game you will gain insight into the role of Intellectual Property during the development of this stunning device. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! Continue reading