The digital transformation is rapidly changing the means by which people are informing themselves, getting in contact with others and collaborate. This trend does not stop at the IP world, but fundamentally changes the way, how clients expect to work together with their law firms. Today, clients are looking for a fitting law firm online and increasingly often look for digital information, training and support by the IP experts.

CEIPI IP Business Academy is supporting world-wide Industry, IP Experts, Law Firms and Institutions in this demanding challenge. Our content portal offers a wide range of material, from case studies to industry examples and awareness building movies to foster and deepen the relationships of the stakeholders in the IP system in our global partner network. We are happy to announce our new knowledge partner Galbaian in Arrasate, Spain.

The kickoff event of the cooperation is an online webinar about “IP Strategy and IP Portfolio Management”. During the event experts of the IP business academy and Galbaian are explaining the current practice of “IP Strategy & IP Portfolio Management” and the “Practical IP strategy implementation”. After that clients will get an introduction into the usage of the content portal and how they get access to material about IP strategy, IP portfolio management and more. Also, information about current IP news will be available and updated on a regular basis.


Mr. Ismael Igartua | Director | GALBAIAN
Ismael Igartua is a founding partner and director of GALBAIAN and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property (IP). He is an Official Industrial Property Agent (since 2003) and European Patent Attorney (EQE 2005). He is an elected member of the Council of the European Patent Institute (EPI) and member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Group of the AIPPI.

He started his professional career in the IP field in 1998 when he joined the Industrial Property Department of the Fagor Group as a patent advisor, a Department he headed from 2005 until he founded GALBAIAN in 2011.

After acquiring a comprehensive overview of IP in the Alicante Master’s Degree, he focused his efforts on specializing in patentability analysis and patent application drafting and prosecution, as well as infringement risk and patent validity studies. He has also acquired a lot of experience in patent disputes, actively participating and coordinating patent litigation in different countries, and advises on IP management and strategy.

Ismael has always been very committed to the creation of a patent culture in our environment. Since 2009 he has been directing the Specialization Course on Patents in Business, is a lecturer in patent training courses for both working professionals and university students, and is a regular speaker at forums, seminars and conferences on patents.

Ms. Idoia Apraiz | IP Management Area Manager | GALBAIAN

Idoia Apraiz has been a partner and patent adviser at GALBAIAN Intellectual Property since 2012. Her practice focusses on providing a comprehensive service on patents, and her areas of specialization include chemistry, biotechnology, food, and health. She has extensive experience in patentability analysis, drafting and prosecution of Spanish, European and international patent applications and utility models, infringement risk and patent validity studies. Since 2015, she is also heading activities related to technology transfer of GALBAIAN’S clients. Ms. Apraiz holds an B. SC and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy. She is a Spanish Official Industrial Property Agent, a qualified European Patent Attorney and holds an Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM) from CEIPI.

Prof. Alexander J. Wurzer | Director Academic IP Management Education | CEIPI, University Strasbourg

Alexander Wurzer is professor at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle, CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg, where he is responsible for all academic IP management training programmes run by the IP Business Academy.