Ing. Josef Plicka

Czech and European Patent Attorney

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Born in 1944. Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague (1968). Obtained diploma at the Central Patent Institute (CIPK) in Moscow (1975). Attended the European Patent Office training course on substantive examination in Munich and The Hague (1991) and the FICPI EURO-SEAD patent drafting course in Palermo and Sorrento (2002). From 1968 worked as patent examiner and expert in methodical and international matters in the Patent Office in Prague. In 1989 selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as consultant for expert mission on strengthening the industrial property system in Yemen, a project of the United Nations Development Program. In 1998 joined Čermák a spol. as patent attorney and later European patent attorney. Admitted to practice before the Czech Industrial Property Office (UPV), European Patent Office (EPO) and Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM). Main practice areas: patents, industrial and intellectual property protection at home and abroad. He is president of the Czech National Section of FICPI.

Languages: Czech, English, Russian.