Brazil: Patents 2018

In this chapter, 20 leading lawyers are recognised as leaders in the patents arena thanks to their impressive knowledge and experience in the field.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Gustavo de Freitas Morais Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, São Paulo
2. Otto B Licks Licks Attorneys, Rio de Janeiro
3. Jacques Labrunie Gusmão & Labrunie, São Paulo

Dannemann Siemsen Advogados once again tops our research with an impressive six listings.
Gustavo de Freitas Morais is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience as an intellectual property litigator. He is a renowned patent law expert, identified as one of the most highly regarded practitioners in our research.
Raul Hey is a long-standing fixture in the market with more than 40 years of experience handling a wide range of matters relating to technology patents, including licensing, portfolio management and technology transfer agreements.
Joaquim Eugenio Goulart possesses over 20 years’ experience litigating in patent and industrial design disputes for big-ticket clients. He is particularly well regarded for his brilliant work in the life sciences sector.
David Merrylees stands out for the “excellent technical standard” of his work. He comes highly recommended for his broad experience handling complex patent matters.

IP specialist firm Gusmão & Labrunie also performs well in our research this year, with two outstanding patent lawyers recognised by our research.
Sources describe Jacques Labrunie as “one of the best patent litigators in Brazil”, commending the depth of his experience handling complex intellectual property disputes for high-profile clients.
José Roberto d'Affonseca Gusmão is highlighted as a phenomenal patent lawyer who stands out for his skill as a litigator. Sources call him “a good strategist”, praising his strong advocacy.

Otto Licks of Licks Attorneys is “a renowned litigator” in the Brazilian market who is internationally recognised for his superb work handling sophisticated patent disputes for life sciences companies.

Tatiana Campello of Demarest Advogados comes highly recommended in the market, with sources calling her “a very skilled lawyer in all intellectual property matters”. She is applauded for her “client-oriented approach” and her impressive understanding of IP contracts.

Gabriel Di Blasi at Di Blasi Parente & Advogados Associados inspires confidence in market commentators, one of whom notes, “He can resolve any patent matter, acting with expertise on both prosecution and litigation.”

Ricardo Dutra Nunes of Daniel Legal & IP Strategy is a well-known patent litigator who boasts an impressive track record handling high-stakes patent disputes in the technology and life sciences spaces.

Leonor Magalhães Galvão at Magellan IP stands out for her “very professional approach”. She is widely recognised for her extensive expertise, with one impressed peer effusing: “Leonor is one of the most intelligent patent specialists I have ever met.”

Luiz Leonardos of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados receives worldwide endorsements as “a fantastic litigator”, impressing peers and clients alike with his vast knowledge of patent law.

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