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    Patent Attorneys before European Patent Office and Croatian
SIPO and Trademark Attorneys before Croatian SIPO

Milivoja Matošeca 2
10090 Zagreb

tel: +385 1 375 88 07
fax: +385 1 222 36 40
e-mail: info@vivalang.hr

  Tihomir Dragun


Graduate School of Economic and Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Master of Economic Science (International Economy), Master Thesis: «Economic development & Intellectual property» (thesis approved)
Faculty of Natural Science, Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Bachelor of Science, Graduated with Honours in 1996


Member of the Patent Board of Appeal – from 2015

Member of the Biotech Committee of the European Patent Attorney's Chamber – from 2011 – od 2011

Short term expert in EU project in Bosnia "Capacity Building in protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina" – June 2008 – October 2008
SOFRECO - Société Française d'Etudes, de Réalisation et de Conseil (FRANCE)
Defining procedures regarding the patent granting procedures, resolution of the back locked patent applications, education of the examiners, developing examination guidelines.

Patent and Trademark Attorney and Consultant, September 2007 – VIVALANG Ltd. – Zagreb, Croatia - start up company
State of the art search, freedom to operate search, landscaping, drafting patent application, drafting and prosecuting patent revocation requests, working on technology transfer for SME Croatian companies, IP consultant for Rudjer Boskovic, Rudjer Inovation and University of Zagreb, handling IP portfolio.
Advidsing in the field of commercialisation of the innovations, negotiation with investors and strategic partners, license agreement drafting.
Running European patent office workshops for experienced Croatian patent attorneys and for management of IP offices in Croatian large companies.

Patent and Trademark Consultant, November 2006 – September 2007
FORINPRO Ltd. Registered Patent & Trademark Attorney Office, Zagreb, Croatia
Delivering of all kind of searches, IP management for SME, patent mapping, patent mining, branding strategy for SME in the field of dietetics, working on governmental sponsored IP projects, running workshops for academic society, societies of innovators in Croatia, negotiating licensing agreements for SME in the field of dietetics.

Key expert in the CARDS 2003 project: "Development of the infrastructure for the intellectual property commercialization for the R&D (academic) community in Croatia", February 2006 – October 2007
Delivering lectures and teachings on the 9 workshops, providing world best practise for the intellectual property management, establishment of self sustained technology transfer offices in pilot institutions, developing framework for commercialisation of intellectual property.

Patent & Trademark Specialist, November 2003 – November 2006
PRODUCTA Ltd. Registered Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Zagreb, Croatia
State of the art search, Freedom to operate search, Drafting patent application, replying to the official action (amending of the claims etc.) of Croatian SIPO, WIPO, preparing responses with EPO and USPTO agents to the official action before the same offices, prosecution of the patent applications and trademark applications in Croatia and abroad, valuation of the intangible asset, cost-benefit analysis, investment analysis through calculation of ROI, and NPV, development of business and marketing plans.

Patent examiner, 1999 – 2003
State Intellectual Property Office, Zagreb, Croatia
Scope of my daily work was composed on following: state of the art search, examination as to substance etc. Additionally, as a member of expert group - participation in the development of the new Croatian patent law.

Head of the laboratory for the quality control of input substances, 1997 – 1999
Institute of Immunology, Zagreb, Croatia Quality control of input substances, validation of the analytical method in accordance with GLP and GMP, validation of the sterile water for injection plant, stability study of the meningococcal vaccine, development of the quality assurance system, implementation of the new analytical methods.


Profesional development

Course on the search & examination techniques of patent application organized by German Patent Office, München, Germany, 2000

WIPO certificate for successfully finished e-learning course "Introduction to Intellectual Property", 2001

Attended on seminar "Patent Summer School" organized by Management Forum, London, UK, 2003

Participated Infroma Ibc seminar "US Patent system", Paris, France, 2003

Participated in WIPO working group on revision of International Patent Classification, Geneva, Switzerland, 2002

"Train the Trainers" course organized by European Patent Institute, München, Germany 2009 - 2010


Croatian – native
English – written and spoken