Licks Attorneys adds Patent Specialist to team

Antonio Morschbacker will boost our patent groupChemical Engineer Antonio Luiz Ribeiro de Castro Morschbacker joined Licks Attorneys as a Patent Specialist at the Rio de Janeiro office. He will boost our patent area, which handles several top-selling drug patent families, by expanding the chemical and biotech practice. Prior to joining Licks Attorneys, he was with Braskem. His career spans over 30 years of experience as a leader of technological development projects in the Chemical Industry and as an internal consultant in large-scale chemical/petrochemical companies.Mr. Morschbacker is an inventor and co-inventor of 22 patent applications in different technologies, including catalysts, fine chemicals products, high performance polymers, chlorinated products, polymerization processes, bio-based monomers and polymers from renewable feedstocks and genetically modified microorganisms to produce chemical products. In addition, he was responsible for the prosecution, structuring and definitions of Industrial Property strategies, management of patent portfolios, negotiation and interface with patent offices in Brazil, Europe and USA and in Joint Development and Technology Transfer Contracts.“Morschbacker’s experience will strengthen the office’s steady growth, while expanding into areas of practice closely associated with our core capabilities. His experience as the most sophisticated client of the patent system in Brazil brings another unique qualification to our patent group,” says Otto Licks, one of our four founding partners.“We currently have nearly 150 people in our offices, including seven partners and about 40 attorneys. With the arrival of Mr. Morschbacker, our prosecution team now relies onover 20 top recognized professionals,” he adds.“I’m extremely glad to join Licks Attorneys and to be able to contribute with my expertise and knowledge with the office’s activities and strategies in Intellectual Property. Accepting this opportunity is an honor and a great professional challenge,” says Mr. Morschbacker. Licks Attorneys has the largest patent litigation practice and offers the complete range of services involving the acquisition, procurement, prosecution, enforcement and licensing of Intellectual Property rights in Brazil, as the most proactive firm assisting clients to successfully expedite patent examination before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office.Antonio Morschbacker can be reached at +55 21 3550 3700 main | +55 21 3550 1134

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