Looking after your
Intellectual Property

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Why Elion?

Our team is experienced and has great care for details both in the technical work necessary in the preparation and prosecution of intellectual property assets such as patent applications and in the administrative work necessary for the correct processing of the IP assets throughout their entire life.

Not only by having drafted and prosecuted many patent applications, but also by having defended patents in oppositions, appeals and in court, our team pays attention to all details and has great pride for it.

Some of our professionals have also been in-house patent engineers, and thanks to that experience they also know which are the concerns and necessities of both companies and inventors, where the value of IP resides for the companies, what should be protected and what not.

Elion strives to be a truly 21st century IP boutique providing IP services in an efficient and reliable manner.


Our IP boutique pays homage to Ms. Gertrude B. Elion (1919-1999) by being named Elion.

Ms. Gertrude B. Elion was a truly remarkable woman, biochemist, pharmacologist and inventor. She, together with Mr. George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black, invented the rational drug design, which is the process of developing drugs getting to know the target of the drugs rather than using trial-and-error methods; their work was acknowledged with the Nobel Prize in 1988 in Physiology or Medicine.

The R&D work by Ms. Elion led to the development of the anti-retroviral drug azidothymidine for the treatment of diseases such as leukemia, malaria, lupus, hepatitis, arthritis, gout, organ transplant rejection, and also to the development of the antiviral drug acyclovir for the treatment of herpes infections. Ms. Elion made many more developments, we suggest that you read about her on this Wikipedia page.

Our values


Elion does not want to hide anything from you, neither from your IP matters nor from the services our team provides to you.


Our team is there to help you and make your life easier. Our team will not make the decisions for you unless you want us to, but will give you the professional advice and assistance you seek.


Because time matters.


Our team is within reach. You should and you will be in contact with the professionals taking care of your IP matters. Whenever a phone call, a conference call or a visit is deemed convenient or necessary, you can expect one.


Elion strives to reduce their environmental impact. Green policies are in place to reduce CO2 emissions and other waste such as printing.

Who you will be working with

European Patent Attorney, Founding Partner

Isabel Pato

Patents about software and electromechanical inventions. Industrial designs.
Experience in post-grant procedures.
Specialized in computer-implemented inventions.
In-house patent engineer experience.

European Patent Attorney, Partner

Norman Toporcer

Patents about software and electromechanical inventions. Industrial designs.
Specialized in computer-implemented inventions.
In-house patent engineer experience.

European Patent Attorney, Partner

Núria Roqué

Patents in the chemistry and life science fields.
European Patent Litigator before the Unified Patent Court.
Experience in post-grant procedures.
Expertise in (bio)materials, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
In-house patent engineer experience.

Our services

Spanish, European Union

Aesthetic differentiation

Clearance analysis, design registration and maintenance

Spanish, European, PCT


From drafting to granting. Post-grant procedures and patent-related reports.

Spanish, European Union


Clearance analysis, trademark definition, registration and surveillance

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