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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andres Rincon is considered “a resourceful and active litigator, who is highly responsive and very knowledgeable of the life sciences industry”.


Andres Rincon is a Colombian patent attorney with more than 20 years of IP experience in various fields of technology, particularly with the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry, but also related to software implemented inventions and mechanics, both in prosecution and enforcement in Colombia, the Andean Region and Latin America. His practice is also closely related to plant breeding rights and industrial designs.

Andres holds an LLB from Universidad Javeriana (2001) and has an IP post graduate study from Universidad Externado de Colombia (2002). Later on, he was awarded with a scholarship from the Alban Program of the European Commission (2006), allowing him to conduct master studies in Europe, where he obtained an LLM IP from Max Planck Institute and George Washington University MIPLC program in Munich, Germany (2006-2007). Due to his outstanding results, during his masters, Andres was invited as an intern for Hogan Lovels at their Alicante Office (2007).

He started to focus on patents after finishing his master’s degree and having the privilege of understanding patent fundamentals and patent enforcement with a global perspective learning from the bests, including Professor Doctor Dres. h.c. Joseph Straus and former Chief Judge of the US Federal Circuit, Randall Ray Rader amongst other prestigious practitioners and litigators form Asia, Europe and the US. After that, he came back to Colombia and got involved with patent prosecution and enforcement joining the most prestigious practices in the country, which quickly gave him the opportunity to represent clients before the Patent Office, and national and regional courts. His approach to patents has always been practical and based on enforceability, both from the patent owner and the alleged infringer prospective.

After a successful career with the most well-known IP firms in Colombia (2000-2015), where he gained his reputation as a sharp IP litigator, he was brought to Cavelier Abogados becoming a Partner in record time, while heading the Patent Department of the Firm. His mission was to modernize and transform the already big, but traditional patent agent practice of the Firm, something he has done and achieved in the last five years, converting it into a substantial and strategic ally for patent affairs in the region.

Andres currently leads a multidisciplinary team of patent experts that includes chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, biologists, mechanical, electronic engineers, lawyers and paralegals providing substantial patent and regulatory advice and strategy for international and local clients for Colombia and Latin America.

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