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Julia Fernandes

Pharmacist and Patent Specialist

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Julia Fernandes is a Pharmacist and Patent Specialist at Licks Attorneys' Rio de Janeiro office since 2023. Prior to joining the firm, Julia has gained experience as an intern at an intellectual property firm, where she concentrated her practice in patent application filing in Brazil and counseling. Since 2019, she has been working with prosecution of patent applications/patents at the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO), with emphasis on pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological fields. Ms. Fernandes acts performing searches, analyzing the specification and set of claims for proposing amendments based on the Brazilian patent system particularities, analyzing and reporting technical opinions from the BRPTO, preparing briefs to comply/contest said technical opinions, as well as drafting patents and Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) analysis. Ms. Fernandes has knowledge of the Brazilian Patent Statute, normative instructions and examination guidelines issued by the Brazilian PTO, as well as the main intellectual property treaties.

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Prosecution
  • Life Sciences

  • Prosecution
  • Life Sciences
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+ Affiliations
+ Education
  • Technical degree in Pharmacy from the Federal Institute of Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ), 2020.
  • Professional Training Course on Industrial Property, Level: Basics at ABAPI – Rio de Janeiro, 2020.
  • Professional Training Course on Industrial Property, Level: Intermediate at ABAPI – Rio de Janeiro, 2022.
  • WIPO-Brazil Summer School on Intellectual Property and Health – February, 2022.
+ Publications
  • Fernandes, J., Salerno, G., and Oliveira, M. “Diversity, people with disabilities and patents: assistive technologies as a measure of social inclusion”, ABPI’s Newsletter, September 2022.
  • Fernandes, J., Gurvitz, M. “First impacts of the judgment of ADI 5,529 in the Brazilian patent scenario from the perspective of pharmaceutical patents”, The Life Science Laywer Magazine, 7 edition, June 2022.
  • Navedo MF., Nieves-Cintrón M, Fernandes J. et al. “Ser1928 phosphorylation by PKA stimulates the L-type Ca2+ channel CaV1.2 and vasoconstriction during acute hyperglycemia and diabetes”. SCIENCE SIGNALING: Science Journals — AAAS, v. 10, n. 463, January 2017.
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