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Kristiana Steinbach

Kristiana Steinbach

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Kristiana Steinbach

IP Support, Paralegal


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Kristiana has over 20 years’ experience in the IP Sector, working predominantly in the field of life sciences. A dedicated IP professional, she is highly experienced in the handling of patent prosecution worldwide and oppositions before the EPO. Her focus is on developing and maintaining high quality relationships with clients and assisting in the effective management of their IP portfolios.

Areas of Expertise

  • UK, International and European patent filings and prosecution
  • National phase patent prosecution worldwide
  • European divisional patent applications
  • EPO Grant procedures
  • Renewals processes
  • Supporting and processing patent oppositions and appeals at the EPO
  • Preparing, processing and recording legal and assignment documentation worldwide


Kristiana works with a range of clients including multinational biotech corporations, biotech start-ups and research institutes, as well as UK universities and university spin-out companies.


Kristiana has a CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration.