Loreto A. Madarang is a registered patent agent and a licensed engineer. Prior to joining Federis & Associates Law Office, she worked for five years at the Philippine Patent Office, initially as a patent researcher and later as a patent examiner in the chemical technology section.
As an examiner, Ms. Madarang had the opportunity to examine numerous patent applications from areas of chemical processes and pharmaceutical preparations to compositions. The internal reorganization at the Philippine Patent Office shifted her responsibilities to the examination of utility models and designs. These ranged from the mechanical division to the chemical technology group. As a result of her time at the Philippine Patent Office, Ms. Madarang is experienced in handling the examination of numerous applications in the mechanical field in addition to examining applications for design patents.
After her term in the Philippine Patent Office, Ms. Madarang worked in a large IP firm for 13 years. At this law office, she served as the lead patent agent and was responsible for handling a large number of patent applications for important clients, including Astra Zeneca, Upjohn, Exxon-Mobil, Glaxo and ICI Chemicals.
Ms. Madarang ran the whole gamut of patent work for these important clients. She prepared patent applications, drafted description of inventions and specifications and claims, and composed all patent documents for legal compliance. She prepared communications to the patent examiners traversing rejections in patent applications and handled most of the day-to-day patent work for a large docket of patent records. She also responded to requests for face-to-face meetings with patents counsel and inventors and conducted lectures in international meetings where she discussed patent practice and procedure in the Philippines.