Leonor Magalhães Galvão

Leonor Magalhães Galvão
Rua da Assembleia 10
sala 3215
Rio de Janeiro


Who's Who Legal Brazil - Patents

Leonor is one of the founding partners of Magellan IP, Brazil, and is the head of the firm's patent practice. She has over 16 years of professional experience in the field of intellectual property.

Leonor received her bachelor of science (BSc) degree in biochemistry (first class honours) from the Imperial College London, and earned her doctorate degree (PhD) in biochemistry from the University of São Paulo. She is a registered industrial property agent before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI).

Leonor served as the chair and co-chair of the biotechnology committee of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association for 12 years, and is one of the 10 permanent delegates representing Brazil before the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

She represents a wide range of national and international clients, from academic institutions to multinational corporations, acting in the drafting and prosecuting of patents before the BPTO, patentability analysis, technology transfer, freedom to operate analysis, legal opinions, oppositions, appeal proceedings, litigation support and general consultancy and global strategy services in intellectual property.

She specialises in chemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, medical devices, diagnostics and pharmaceutical products. Leonor is also actively involved in biodiversity matters, including acting on behalf of clients before the Genetic Patrimony Management Council (CGEN).

Leonor regularly presents to audiences worldwide on a variety of topics regarding Brazilian patent law and practice.

WWL says: Leonor Magalhães Galvão is widely recognised for her expansive expertise, with one impressed peer effusing: “Leonor is one of the most intelligent patent specialists I have ever met.”

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Brazil which can be purchased from our Shop.

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