Dóra Tepfenhárt MSc.
Registered European- and Hungarian Patent Attorney
Chemical Engineer

Dóra Tepfenhárt has considerable experience in providing comprehensive industrial property rights support for pharmaceutical research and development. Her work allows her to capitalise on her inside knowledge of pharmaceutical research and development processes, and insight into the industry’s regulatory environment, thereby providing complex advice not only on pharmceutical and chemical patenting, but also with regard to patent enforcement, formulating enforcement strategies and cancellation proceedings.
Besides representation before the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, her experience extends to representation before the European Patent Office. Dóra is well versed in drafting and interpreting freedom to operate (FTO) opinions, assessing patent infringement risks and related risk management. She is also familiar with invention management and regulating royalty fees to be paid to inventors.

Dóra started her career in 2001 at GE Hungary, where she spent two years, before joining Chinoin as a trainee patent attorney. She became head of patent operations for the Sanofi Group / Chinoin in 2007 before joining Danubia in 2017, initially as a patent attorney and later becoming partner.

She has been a Hungarian patent attorney since 2007 and a European patent attorney since 2008.

Dóra graduated as a chemical engineer, specialising in pharmaceuticals, from Budapest University of Technology Faculty of Chemical Technology in 2001. She completed her master’s thesis in Paris at the Organic Chemistry Research Laboratory of the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI). During her studies she spent an academic year in France at the École National Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier on a Tempus research scholarship.
In 2012 Dóra also graduated from the European Patent Litigation Course run by the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies of the University of Strasbourg.

Language Skills:
French and English

Professional Memberships
» Hungarian Chamber of Patent Attorneys
» MIE (Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright)
» AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) Hungarian Group
» EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
» EPI Professional Education Committee (PEC)
Principal Areas of Expertise
» Organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, human and veterinary preparations, plant protection products, organic macromolecular compounds, water- and waste water treatment, food products, dietary supplements and inorganic chemistry