Friday 10 July

Latin America – Patent Law and Practice

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Start: Friday 10 July 2020, 12:30 PM

End: Friday 10 July 2020, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

This webinar will explain the latest thinking in patent procedure and strategy in Latin America.  It will focus on the legal situation in the three largest economies in the region, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, with expert speakers from all three jurisdictions.

In addition to essential knowledge for UK practitioners seeking to obtain protection in the region, the session will cover the latest thinking on important topics including the patenting of medical methods, software patents, and enforcement.




Dr Leonor Magalhães Galvão, Magellan IP, Brazil

Dr Leonor Magalhães Galvão, Magellan IP, Brazil

Leonor represents a wide range of national and international clients, helping clients secure IP assets in Brazil, including drafting and prosecuting of patent applications patentability analysis, freedom-to-operate analysis, oppositions, appeal proceedings, litigation support, technology transfer, and general consultancy in IP matters. She specializes in chemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, medical devices and diagnostics, as well as pharmaceutical products. She also acts before the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency and before the Genetic Patrimony Management Council regarding access to access to the Brazilian genetic patrimony.

Aída Rendón Amelio, ARA Law Firm, Mexico

Aída Rendón Amelio, ARA Law Firm, Mexico

Aída has been an in-house corporate lawyer for more than twelve years at a pharmaceutical Mexican company RIMSA, (acquired on March, 2016 by Teva Pharmaceuticals).
She has managed numerous patent litigations, including patent prosecutions against big pharma companies, such as: Eli Lilly, MSD, Roche and Pfizer. As partner in ARA LAW FIRM IP, she collaborates mainly with Mexican pharmaceutical companies, and provides patent clearance and patent filing applications regarding their pipelines via PCT or national entry phase in other countries.

Dr Mariana Bullrich, Noetinger & Armando, Argentina

Dr Mariana Bullrich, Noetinger & Armando, Argentina

Mariana leads the Patents Department, assisting local and foreign clients and inventors on drafting and filing patent applications, filing strategies and practices of the local Office. Mariana also advises on patentability and prior art searches, filing of third party objections to applications, and all aspects of the protection of inventions, improvements and designs through patents, utility models and industrial models or designs.

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