Manager of the Division Nanotechnology, Renewable Energies and Biomedical Applications
Patent Department

Valencia Office

Telephone +34 96 351 1213


Graduate in Industrial Engineering, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial (E.U.I.T.I), Polytechnic University of Valencia (U.P.V.) (1993)

Intensive training course as Commercial Agent and Salesperson (1992)

Postgraduate Specialization in Quality Management and Control, Statistics Department of Polytechnic University of Valencia (1995)

Postgraduate Course in Planification, Logistics and Production Control, Centre for Business Training Lluis Vives, Valencia Chamber of Commerce (1995)

Numerous conferences/symposiums on Business and Intellectual Property hosted by the Institute of Small and Medium Size Valencian Businesses IMPIVA as well as by other official organizations


English, Spanish, Catalan


Rafael Vicent’s professional career started when he was still studying at University: He was an integral part of a medium-size company producing electrical equipment, where he worked in various departments, from production to marketing. After that, he worked for a Spanish insurance company, in PR and assessing damages.

Once he had graduated, Rafael joined a local intellectual property firm, where he was a consultant but also performed commercial functions and managed patent and trade mark prosecution matters. After a short intermezzo as a teacher for natural sciences and technology, he returned to intellectual property in 1997 and has been active in that field ever since: At Herrero & Asociados, Rafael Vicent develops IP protection strategies, defends his client’s rights, assesses portfolios, carries our prior art searches and takes care of the registration and prosecution of IP rights. He also develops or adapts specifications for inventions, replies to Office actions, patent examinations and oppositions. He has prepared infringement