Partner managing, patent attorney, European patentattorney, European trademark and industrial design Graduated from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University of Lublin, Poland. She obtained her master’s degree in law in 1999 after having written the master’s thesis on “Evolution of Human Rights in Europe After the Second World War.” During her university years she closely cooperated with firms representing various industries, which was an excellent opportunity to combine theoretical legal knowledge acquired in her university studies with every-day corporate practices. After graduation she worked for non-governmental organizations gaining in-depth experience in organization and management of numerous training projects, which resulted in her promotion to the post of Managing Director of Polish Patent Attorneys Chamber in Warsaw. As a Managing Director of The Chamber of Polish Patent Attorneys, Anna Wlodarczyk established close cooperation with Polish Patent Office and European Patent Office in Munich as well as Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in Alicante, Spain – (new name: European Union Intellectual Property Office, EUIPO). She organized a great number of training conferences both national and international. Cooperating intensively with Polish Patent Office she participated in introduction of reformed local government administration structures being implemented by force of new Polish Patent Law in 2001. At that time new headquarters of Polish Patent Attorneys Chamber was built. While pursuing her professional career, Anna Wlodarczyk consistently acquired new qualifications and skills in the field of industrial property protection, which she made the specialization of her Post-Graduate studies at Jagiellonian University of Cracow at the renowned Intellectual Property Rights Institute. She attended a number of training courses in valuation of intangible and legal property as well as European Union industrial property law. Furthermore, she completed a course in computerized management of confidential information at Academy of Economics in Cracow, Poland. Anna Wlodarczyk continuously improves her command of English language, fluency in which she achieved at John Hazell’s School of English in Hastings, England. In the years 2005-2013 (two terms) she was the vice – President of The Chamber of Polish Patent Attorneys – Lublin District. Since 2010, she is a patent attorney at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.