Dr. Marta García
Position:Leading Patent Technical Advisor, Organic Chemist
Marta joined Moeller IP Advisors in 2013, where she works as a patent technical advisor in a wide variety of chemical subject-matter, which includes pharmaceuticals, agrochemistry, industrial chemistry and consumer chemistry. She has expertise in the fields of synthetic organic chemistry, active small-molecule, cosmetic/pharmaceutical/agrochemical compositions, catalysis and food chemistry. Marta has a strong research background, stemming from her doctoral and postdoctoral studies.
She has experience in prosecuting portfolios of patent families in the entire Latin American region, providing thorough strategic and technical advice that is tailored to each individual client’s needs. She also performs patent clearance studies and Freedom to Operate analyses. Being based in Moeller IP Advisors’ Munich office, Marta is uniquely positioned to visit our European clients, providing them with face-to-face consultations about their patent portfolios. Additionally, she is a keen contributor to Moeller´s blog about the latest trends and updates in Latin American IP practice.
Marta graduated with a first class degree in chemistry from the University of Salamanca (Spain), where she also completed her MChem (University of Salamanca award for excellence) and PhD (First Class Honours) studies in organic chemistry. Her research focused on the asymmetric synthesis of heterocycles and their applications in natural product synthesis. During her PhD studies, she also did two research stays in the UK at Imperial College London and at the University of Cambridge.
Marta was awarded a Marie-Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford (UK), where she developed new bifunctional superbase organocatalysts for enantioselective synthesis. Marta´s research has been extensively published, including papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Before joining the patent profession, she gained valuable industry insight while working for the Gadea Pharmaceutical Group (Spain). She also worked in R&D management as a European Grants officer at a Spanish Regional Development Agency, where she gained experience in EU-funded research projects and helped creating international consortia within R&D European programs.
In her spare time, Marta enjoys travelling, hiking and she is a cinema enthusiast.
Degree in Chemistry, University of Salamanca (Spain).
MChem in Organic Chemistry, University of Salamanca (Spain), award for excellence.
PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Salamanca (Spain), First Class Honours.
Research stays in the UK at Imperial College London and at the University of Cambridge.
Marta speaks fluent Spanish, English and conversational German.