Julia Nunes

Pharmacist and Patent Specialist

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Julia Nunes is a Pharmacist and Patent Specialist with more than 5 years’ experience in patent prosecution, managing national and international patent applications with focus on the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnological field. Ms. Nunes recently joined Licks Attorneys’ Rio de Janeiro office in 2023 to work with the prosecution of patent applications/patents at the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO), mainly performing searches, analyzing and reporting technical opinions from the BRPTO, preparing briefs to comply/contest said technical opinions, as well as preparing and replying third-party observations (pre-grant and postgrant oppositions) to align the best prosecution strategies for international clients. Mrs. Nunes 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
  • German
+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Prosecution
  • Food & Drug
  • Life Sciences
  • Prosecution
  • Food & Drug
  • Life Sciences
+ Representative Cases
  • Represented a major Japanese Pharmaceutical Company in patent prosecution. The case was rejected by the BRPTO and upon careful review the client was alerted to the fact the rejection decision was undue since a series of mistakes were committed by the BRPTO. A strategy was proposed and aligned with the client that was able to revert the rejection decision during the appeal phase.
+ Professional Highlights
  • 1st Place - Basic Professional Training Course in Industrial Property - Issued by Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property Agents (ABAPI), 2020.
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Member of the Regional Pharmacy Council of the State of Rio de Janeiro (CRF-RJ).
+ Education
  • WIPO-Brazil Summer School on Intellectual Property and Health – February, 2022;
  • 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;
  • Professional Training Course on Industrial Property, Level: Basics at ABAPI – Rio de Janeiro, 2020 – awarded with 1st place;
  • Bachelor’s degree (BSA) in Pharmacy, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), 2020;
  • Nanobiotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Sciences Program – Canada Summer Master Level – at University of Montréal (UdeM), 2019.
+ Publications
  • Lipid coating of chitosan nanogels for improved colloidal stability and in vitro biocompatibility - The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists - AAPS PharmSciTech - May 21, 2021 (DOI:10.1208/s12249-021-02027-5);
  • PLGA nanoparticles optimized by Box-Behnken for efficient encapsulation of therapeutic Cymbopogon citratus essential oil - COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B - BIOINTERFACES - Journal - Elsevier - January 1, 2019 (DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.06.010);
  • Application of Box-Behnken statistical design in the optimization of polymeric nanoparticles containing Cymbopogon citratus essential oil - Brazilian Conference on Natural Products & XXXII RESEM, 2017, Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil; and in the II Symposium of Faculty of Pharmacy Postgraduate, Fluminense Federal University, 2017, Niteroi;
  • Influence of The Organic Solvent In The Preparation of Polymeric Nanoparticles Containing The Essential Oil of Cymbopogon Citratus (Dc.) Stapf - XII World Congress of Portuguese Speaking Pharmacists - Bibliographic Production - Papers published in annals of events (abstracts).
+ Articles