Jurga Petniūnaitė

Partner, European patent attorney
Vilnius / Lithuania

Partner Jurga Petniūnaitė has more than 20 years of experience in patenting issues. Jurga Petniūnaitė is responsible for drafting national and European patent and PCT patent applications to the Lithuanian State Patent Office, European Patent Office and World Intellectual Property Organization, validating patent applications to designated countries and regions in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty or European Patent Convention, advising clients and drafting applications for supplementary protection certificate. She also represents Lithuanian and foreign applicants before Lithuanian State Patent Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization, courts of Lithuania.

• Advises Vilnius University on patenting, patent protection and patent transfer issues worldwide;
• Represented the client before the State Patent Bureau and Vilnius Regional Administrative Court in the first case in Lithuania regarding the re-establishment of rights to the patent;
• Advises applicants (Lithuanian companies) and drafts applications for SITA (Science, Innovation and Technologies Agency) regarding support for invention patenting.

Since 1992 – AAA Law
Since 2004 – European patent attorney
Since 2002 – Lithuanian patent attorney

2005-2007 – Mykolas Romeris University, Faculty of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
1988-1993 – Vilnius Pedagogical University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Master’s Degree in Chemistry

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Member of the Council of European Patent Institute (EPI)
Member of the Board of the European Patent Institute (EPI)
Member of the Lithuanian Patent attorney Association

Gives lectures on topics “Patents: European, Unified, PCT; Present and Future”, “European Patent”,
“PCT International Application”, “European Patent Application of Joint Validity. Practical advice”.
After participation in the training on the implementation aspects of EPC 2000 organized by the European Patent Office and the European Patent Academy, appointed as the national curator of this program.
Participates in training for the European Patent attorney Qualification Exam (EQE).

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