Oliviana Calin-Eller


Dr. rer. nat. – MSc. Chem. – Dipl. Ing.
European Patent Attorney
Swiss Patent Attorney

Areas of Expertise

General counselling in intellectual property rights, including technology related agreements and patenting strategy. Drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical field, opposition and appeal proceedings in patent matters. Opinions on infringement and validity of patent rights. Patent portfolio management. Particular technical expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Career and Experience

Studies of chemistry and chemical engineering at École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (FR) specializing in life science chemistry and technology, and chemical engineering. MSc. “Molecular Chemistry” at University of Rennes (FR). Research training with the Sanofi-Aventis medicinal chemistry department and the Organic Synthesis and Organized Systems CNRS research team.

Ph.D. studies at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin (DE) and Free University Berlin (DE) on synthesis of bacterial carbohydrates as key step in the development of synthetic vaccines.

Practicing patent law since 2013 as a patent professional with a German patent and trademark attorneys firm and as a patent counsel with SICPA HOLDING SA.

CEIPI diploma on “Patent Litigation in Europe” at the University of Strasbourg (FR).

European Patent Attorney since 2017. Swiss Patent Attorney since 2021.

Joined E. Blum & Co. AG in 2021.


Automated Polysaccharide Synthesis: Assembly of a 30mer Mannnoside; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2013, 52. 5862

Total Synthesis of the Escherichia coli O111 O-Specific Polysaccharide Repeating Unit; Chem. Eur. J.2013, 19, 3995.

De novo Synthesis of L-Colitose and L-Rhodinose Building Blocks; J. Org. Chem.2012, 77, 870.


EPI           (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
AROPI      (Association Romande de Propriété Intellectuelle – association of intellectual property practitioners in French-speaking Switzerland)

Awards and Fellowships

2009:        Marie Curie Fellowship for Ph.D. research at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin (DE)
2009:        Novartis Award for MSc degree internships of the Fédération Gay-Lussac, Rennes (FR)


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