Elvira Andrade

Telecommunications Engineer and Patent Specialist

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Elvira Andrade

Telecommunications Engineer and Patent Specialist

Ms. Elvira Andrade joined Licks Attorneys as a technology specialist in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in intellectual property, mostly as patent examiner. She worked for the BRPTO, where she occupied several highprofi le positions relating to patent examination, as she was responsible for dealing with soft ware patentability matters. She also was the Head of the Division of Computer Program Registration and Acting General Coordinator of Other Registrations, which included the computer programs register. Ms. Andrade also attended courses at EPO and USPTO and worked in appeals, administrative and judicial nullity proceedings at BRPTO.
As responsible for matters related to computer-implemented inventions patentability, she gave lectures on this topic, as well as participated in the Working Group that created internal rules for this type of exam. As Head of the Computer Program Registration Division, she led projects to minimize the area’s backlog, to institute the deposit of the computer program registration on CD / DVD and the regulations regarding the deposit of topography of integrated circuits applications.
Here at Licks she has been working not only with draft ing and prosecuting of telecom patent applications according to the Brazilian Industrial Property Statute (Law #9,279/96) and the guidelines of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Off ice (BRPTO) but also with telecom litigation. She has also been analyzing BRPTO’s written opinions as well as third party submissions, including their replies. She also performs the patent examination in order to determine if they are Standard Essentials Patents (SEPs).

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
+ Practice Areas
  • Patent
  • Geographical Indications
  • Computer Programs
  • Topographies ofIntegrated Circuits
  • Patent
  • Geographical Indications
  • Computer Programs
  • Topographies of Integrated Circuits
+ Representative Cases
+ Professional Highlights
  • Acting Head of Patent Division of Physics, Electronics, and Electricity of the National Institute of Industrial Property (DIRPA) - December, 1999-October, 2005;
  • Head of the Division of Computer Program Registration of the BRPTO – September 2005-July, 2011;
  • Acting General Coordinator of Other Registrations of the BRPTO – May, 2008-November, 2010;
  • Acting Head of Patent Division of Physics, Electronics, and Electricity, National Institute of Industrial Property (DIRPA) – December, 1999-October, 2005;
  • Visiting Scholar at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in patent, copyrights and geographic indications areas;
  • Co-author of article “Patentability criteria on business methods”, ABPI Magazine #62, Jan-Feb, 2003;
  • Co-author of the article “Intellectual Property in Software: what can we learn from international experience?”, Brazilian Magazine of Innovation 2009;
  • Speaker in the International Seminar on the Promotion of Innovation and Intellectual Property in Information Technology, promoted by OMPI, BPTO, TECPAR and BNDES;
  • Author of the part related to the registration of computer program of the course DL101/Br (WIPO).
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
+ Education
  • Graduate Specialization in Intellectual Property Law, Pontifical Catholic University (PUC/RJ), 2005;
  • Graduate Specialization in Telecomputing, Estácio de Sá University, 1986;
  • Specialist in Industrial Property, World Industrial Property Organization (WIPO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 1980;
  • BSc in Electronic Engineering – Telecommunications, Pontifical Catholic University (PUC/RJ), 1979.
+ Publications