Luiza Cotia

Head of Patent Practice

"Recognised for her skill in patent prosecution and opinion work"

IP Stars 2019

Luiza Cotia is a patent specialist and an industrial pharmacist nearly two decades of experience in patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology fields. Pharmaceutical and agricultural patents are among her areas of expertise, but she also handles biotech and fine chemical patents. In addition, she participates in the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications according to the Brazilian Industrial Property Statute (Law #9,279/96) and the guidelines dictated by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI).

As an acting member of Licks Attorneys’ staff, Ms. Cotia analyzes Brazilian PTO’s written opinions as well as third party submissions – including their replies. She also carries out electronic and manual searches in general (equivalence, infringement, prior-art and so on) and freedom-to-operate analysis. Moreover, she works in the technical part of the lawsuits involving chemical patents and patent applications and has been nominated technical assistant in some cases.

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Food & Drug
  • Patents
  • Plant Variety Protection
  • Life Sciences
  • Regulatory
+ Representative Cases
+ Professional Highlights
  • Leaders League – Patent Prosecution (2023);
  • IP Stars- ‘IP Star’ Rising Star (2019).
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Conselho Regional de Farmácia - RJ.
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
+ Education
  • Degree in Pharmacy, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Specialized in Industrial Pharmacy, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Specialized in Intellectual Property Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.
+ Publications
+ Articles