From 2002 to 2007, Manuel worked as a Patent Examiner in the European Patent Office in The Hague (Netherlands) in the sector of telecommunications, where, apart from searching and examining patents, he took part in classes and working committees about patents in Europe. In the previous years he had worked in various Telecommunications companies such as Telefónica and Vodafone.
He is patent consultant since 2007 and joined H&A in 2010. He now heads the Telecommunications and Software division in H&A’s patent department. Apart from the managerial tasks involved in his job, Manuel also deals with the processing of patent applications (patent drafting, replying to office actions, etc), represents our clients before the European Patent Office (attending Oral Proceedings in examination and opposition) and writes infringement and patentability reports.