Dina Biagio

Partner - Pretoria, South Africa

Email: d.biagio@spoor.com
Tel:     + 27 12 676 1112
Fax:    + 27 12 676 1100

Qualifications 
BSc (Physics) BSc Eng (Elec) LLB. Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Experience
20 years

Fields of practice
Commercial transactions relating to intellectual property, including: licensing; manufacturing, supply and distribution; technology transfer and collaboration agreements; transaction and investment structuring and related agreements; public-private transactions, ventures and collaborations; IP audits and due diligence; and the valuation of intellectual property. Dina also has experience in domestic and international patent and design matters, specifically: patent specification drafting and the prosecution of patent applications.

Industry associations
Participation on the Board of the Licensing Executives Society of South Africa 2013 - 2018.
Member of the Licensing Executives Society 2010 – 2019.
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law 2002 - 2019.

Professional activities
Author of the Commercial considerations for transactions involving intellectual property chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law in South Africa.
Contributor to the Thomson Reuters IP Global Guide - South Africa.
Lecturer and examiner for the course “International Treaties and Conventions” for the South African Patent Examination Board 2015 – 2019.

Market Recognition 
Listed in IAM's World's Leading Patent Practitioners in 2012 - 2019.
Mentioned in IAM Licensing 250: The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners in 2011.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 - 2019.
Recognised in Managing Intellectual Property as one of the Top 250 Women in IP 2017.

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