Antonio Morschbacker

Science & Patent Specialist

Antonio is a chemical engineer who recently joined Venturini IP as a Science and Patent Specialist.

Antonio most recently held key positions with a leading Brazilian IP litigation firm and with Brazilian Chemical and with Petrochemical giant Braskem as a Scientist, IP leader and R&D Director.

He has over 35 years of experience working with technology development projects in the Chemical Industry and as Technology Consultant with large-scale chemical/petrochemical companies.

Antonio has handled industrial property strategies and managed patent portfolios of large companies in diverse areas, including in fermentation processes, catalysts, fine chemicals, chlor-alkali technology, polyolefins, PVC, biotechnology and renewables products from bio-based feedstocks. He has worked closely with international patent offices, most notably in the United States and Europe.

As an inventor, Antonio holds 24 patent applications in different technologies (e.g., in the area of catalysts, fine chemicals products, polymers/polymerization and bio-based products).

Qualifications

MSc in Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)’s Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Engineering Postgraduate Studies and Research (COPPE), 1984;

Graduation in Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 1980.

Awards

  • Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Honor Award, 2013;
  • FINEP Innovation Award for Sustainable Innovation in Polyethylene from sugarcane, 2012;
  • FINEP Innovation Award for Big Company, 2011;
  • Environmental Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers, 2009;
  • Honor Mention of the ICIS Innovation Award in the category “Best Product Innovation”, 2008;
  • Bioplastics Awards, in the category “Best Innovation in Bioplastics”, 2007;
  • FINEP Innovation Award for PVC Process, 2001.

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