Brazil: Patents 2017

In this chapter, we highlight 19 leading patent litigators who have been recommended for their outstanding performances in disputes proceedings. The lawyers listed here represent Brazilian and foreign companies and have been recommended by market sources for their expert counsel and superb representation in contentious settings. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Otto Licks Licks Attorneys, Rio de Janeiro
2. Gabriel Di Blasi Di Blasi Parente & Advogados Associados, Rio de Janeiro
3. Gustavo de Freitas Morais Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, São Paulo
4. Raul Hey Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

DANNEMANN SIEMSEN ADVOGADOS is at the forefront of the market with an impressive five listings.
Gustavo de Freitas Morais is a leading figure in the Brazilian market, known for his “incredible knowledge” and experience in IP litigation, prosecution and regulatory matters. He represents a broad range of Brazilian and international companies and is highly regarded for his work in the life sciences and telecom sectors.
Raul Hey enjoys an exceptional reputation for his expertise in patent prosecution and IP portfolio management and is commended for his broad experience in the technology sector.
Joaquim Eugenio Goulart heads the firm’s litigation group. He boasts a strong IP practice and is a go-to name for complex patent infringement matters. 
David Merrylees is a highly regarded name at the firm and impresses peers with his “technical excellence” and intricate knowledge of patent law.   
Peter Dirk Siemsen is a longstanding fixture in the market. He is an esteemed litigator and provides expert counsel across a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals and technology. 

IP boutique GUSMÃO & LABRUNIE is a well-established firm in Brazil. Two leading lawyers are listed here.
Jacques Labrunie is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience in IP law and contractual matters. Peers say he stands out as “an excellent patent litigator”.
The highly reputed José Roberto d'Affonseca Gusmão is an exceptionally knowledgeable authority in the region. He draws praise for his top-quality counsel and broad expertise in IP litigation. 

DANIEL LEGAL & IP STRATEGY is a specialist IP firm and sees two impressive practitioners included in this chapter.
Rana Gosain is “the number-one guy” for strategic counsel and litigation in Brazil, according to peers. He has extensive experience in portfolio protection and is particularly knowledgeable in pharmaceutical and biotech matters.
Ricardo Dutra Nunes has a strong patent litigation practice and impresses peers with his superb strategic counsel. He is also an expert in regulatory matters and regularly advises clients from the telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and electronic sectors. 

Otto Licks, founding partner at LICKS ATTORNEYS, is a pre-eminent name at the forefront of the Brazilian market. Peers speak highly of his first-class prosecution practice and extensive expertise in life science litigation.  

At DI BLASI PARENTE & ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS, managing partner Gabriel Di Blasi is well known for his outstanding patent prosecution practice. He regularly represents major clients in a broad range of domestic and international matters including litigation and enforcement proceedings.

Luiz Leonardos of LUIZ  LEONARDOS & ADVOGADOS is an eminent patents practitioner and stands out as an “excellent litigator”, say peers. With decades of experience, he is a highly accomplished lawyer in the space. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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