BACKGROUND: Liudmyla is a mastermind of the D&L IP Group. She received her first Dipl. Eng. graduating from Institute of Food Technologies where she gained indepth understanding of organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology and related technology processes occuring during the food processing. She succesfully used her knowledge to develop and implement technology processes working for Research and Development Institute.
When Ukraine gained its independance in 1993 and the patent system was established in the newly independant state, Mrs. Portna focused her efforts on technology innovations and viable strategies for protection of Intellectual Property in the post Soviet legal environment co-founding the first leading Intellectual Property firm in Ukraine and becoming the managing director of "A. Prigof and Partners" in 1995.
Upon receiving her Diploma in Advanced Studies in Industrial Property Protection from Kharkiv Polytechnic University, she became a Patent Attorney of Ukraine representing significant number of high - profile corporate patent portfolios such as ORTO-PHARM, INK (US), E.I.Du Pont Ne MOURS and Company, Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (B.E.), Chinoin Pharmaceuticals (now Sanofi), Smithkline Beechem P.L.S. (G.B.), Agouron Pharmaceuticals Ink. (US), CENTOCOR INC. and many others before the Ukrainian Trademark and Patent Office.
After gaining Master of Civil Law Degree from Kiev Law University established by the Institute of State and Law, Liudmyla PORTNA proceeded to co - found legal IP practice in collaboration with Diana PORTNA establishing International Patent and Law Firm D&L Consult in 2003 where she represents client enforcing their intellectual property in all instances as well as continues to develop patent prosecution and translation practice that branched out as Patent Translation Center D&L Patent both entities forming D&L IP Group. At this time the oldest patent practice in Ukraine, A.Prigof and Partners, has merged as an associated member into D&L IP Group.
ASSOCIATIONS: Liudmyla Portna is an active member of the Ukrainian chapter of the AIPPI ; she is also a member of the Ukrainian Association of Patent Attorneys.
PRACTICE AREAS: Liudmyla Portna concentrates her practice on microbiology and pharmaceutical patents; she also advises on trademark prosecution, enforcement and licensing issues.
CERTIFICATIONS: Patent Attorney of Ukraine
LANGUAGES: Russian, Ukrainian, German, English.