Andre is a Brazilian IP specialist, whose practice focuses on the handling of patents in Brazil. He has worked with patents for over 14 years, including as partner and head of patents at some of the leading Brazilian IP firms.
Over this period, he handled the prosecution of the entire patent portfolio for some of the largest companies in the IT, Telecom and Oil & Gas sectors.
In addition, he acted as technical expert in some of the most important patent lawsuits, including the first dispute concerning patentability of software-implemented inventions and leading cases regarding enforcement of standard-essential patents in Brazil.
Andre has in-depth knowledge of patent consultancy (identifying patentable creations, drafting patent applications and conducting offensive and defensive patent reviews) as well as on patent prosecution and of the intricacies of the Brazilian PTO.
Due to his academic experience in France and understanding of the French legal environment related to patents, André is one of the coordinators of the firm’s French Desk.
Away from his desk, you can find Andre playing basketball or building Lego with his son.