Portfolio & Risk Management

We are your patent partners in Brazil. Our aim is to help you structure and manage an effective protection of IP assets aligned with your business strategy and maximize the value of your patents in Brazil.

At the outset, we work with you to structure a portfolio of R&D projects and technologies in line with the objective to have an efficient patent protection. We help you identify patentable creations and develop strategies to better protect them.

Later, we assist you with the assessment of enforcement opportunities and infringement risks. We have the necessary resources to carry out prior searches, draft patent applications, conduct patent landscapes, FTO analyses and monitor competitor cases.

Patent Filing & Prosecution

Patent filing and prosecution in Brazil does not need to be complicated. We will help you throughout this process, making sure you avoid the pitfalls of the Brazilian Patent Office and make the most of its rules to obtain stronger and faster protection. 

We help you with the filing and processing of patents. Upon filing of your patent application, we will review its claims to ensure they are correctly drafted in view of the Brazilian practice and check if any of the existing fast-track possibilities apply to this application. Thereafter, we carefully prepare and prosecute the application, ensuring maximum protection of your product.

We also assist you in protecting your industrial designs creations.

Post-Grant Proceedings

Our patent prosecution experience extends to post-grant review of a granted patent challenged either before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office or Federal Courts.

The validity of a granted patent may be challenged either before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) within six months of patent grant or before the federal courts.

In this regard, we help our clients throughout the post-grant review before the BPTO and provide technical assistance in invalidity lawsuits before Federal courts.

Monetization & Transactions

We assist you in realizing the full value of their patent portfolio by leveraging your assets to generate revenue through licensing and other transactions.

In addition, our aim is to foster additional value through patent licensing and other transactions such as technology transfer contracts, licensing and assignment of know-how and trade secrets.

We have the necessary resources to carry out the valuation of patents, to identify third parties interested in transfer of technology/licensing, as well as to draft and negotiate the corresponding contracts.

Furthermore, we assist our clients in corporate transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, by conducting a thorough and efficient due diligence of patent portfolios.

Tax Incentives  |  R&D Funding

Through our exclusive partnership with ABGI Brazil, a consulting company specialized in managing financial resources and processes to foster Innovation, we provide you with a broader scope of solutions to increase the effectiveness of R&D investments.

ABGI Brazil is part of ABGI Group, an international consulting company with presence in 13 countries and offices in Canada, USA, Brazil, UK and France. With 12+ years of presence in Brazil, ABGI Brazil has already worked in more than 44.000 innovation projects for more than 172 companies.

In addition to our patent-related solutions, we count on ABGI Brazil’s support and expertise related to funding, grant and management of tax incentives to innovation, fundraising, management of innovation projects and structuring R&D centres aiming to optimize R&D activities.

Expert Litigation Support

We have strong relationships with specialist IP law firms. If litigation is required, we can brief and manage the right specialist law firm for you, based on your personal preferences and budget. This avoids the time, effort and quality pitfalls of going to the market blind. Alternatively, we will recommend the right law firm for you to approach.

We have extensive experience conducting infringement and validity analysis, as well as acting as technical experts in some of the most important patent infringement and validity cases in Brazil. This includes the first lawsuit related to software implemented inventions and to standard essential technology.

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