Otto Licks

Founding Partner

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Otto Licks

Founding Partner

Otto Licks is a founding partner at Licks Attorneys, a Brazilian law firm with over 270 people among its offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Curitiba and Tokyo as well as a French and German Desk. Otto is an expert on complex litigation and policy making, with over 23 years of experience representing international clients in life sciences (small molecules, biologicals, agrochemicals and medical devices), telecom, electronics and internet. He has established a reputation as a trial and appellate practice specialist, focusing on preliminary and permanent injunctions and monetization (damages and licensing), advising clients primarily on patent, trade secrets, unfair competition and regulatory data exclusivity, government procurement, food and drug and regulatory of telecom and internet. He has been the first chair in over 100 cases, from TROs and ex-parte injunctions up to leading cases before the Brazilian Supreme Court. Otto has published extensively in his areas of expertise and has been recognized by some of the most important international rankings. He is Vice Chair for the Global Series Committee(FCBA) and is an accomplished speaker in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.


+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • UPOV
  • Trademark, Trade Dress & Publicity Rights Matters
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Internet, E-commerce & Software
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • UPOV
  • Trademark, Trade Dress & Publicity Rights Matters
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Internet, E-commerce & Software
  • Food & Drug Law
+ Representative Cases
+ Professional Highlights
  • Who’s Who Legal – “Global Leader” IP - Patents – (2022);
  • Who’s Who Legal – “Global Elite Thought Leader” IP (Patents) – Only attorney recognized from Latin America (2022);
  • Leaders League - Patent Litigation and Life Sciences (2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017);
  • Leaders League - Technology and Trademark Litigation (2022, 2021, 2019, 2018);
  • Leaders League - Patent Prosecution (2022, 2021);
  • IAM Patent 1000- ‘Leading Expert’ (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016);
  • Chambers Brazil Industries & Sectors: Life Sciences (2022, 2021);
  • WIPR Leaders (2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017);
  • IP Stars- ‘IP Star’ Patent Star (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019);
  • Chambers Brazil Contentious: IP: Patent (2022,2021);
  • Leaders League - Civil and Commercial Litigation (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018);
  • Who’s Who Legal – IP (Patents) & Life Sciences (Patent Litigation): (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014);
  • Chambers Global - IP, Brazil (2022, 2021, 2020,2019,2018);
  • LACCA ‘Approved’ Intellectual Property (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019);
  • Best Lawyers - ‘Recommended’ Intellectual Property Law (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019);
  • Best Lawyers - ‘Recommended’ Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice (2022, 2021, 2020);
  • Best Lawyers - ‘Lawyer of the Year’ IP and Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice (2021);
  • IAM Global Leaders- ‘Global Leaders’ Patents (2022, 2021);
  • The Legal 500 Latin America - ‘Recommended’ IP Practice (2022, 2019, 2018, 2017);
  • The Legal 500 Latin America - ‘Recommended’ Life Sciences Practice (2022);
  • Benchmark Litigation- ‘highly recommended” IP (2021);
  • Chambers Latin America- ‘Recommended’ IP & Life Sciences Brazil (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017);
  • LACCA Approved -‘leading private practitioner’ IP  (2020, 2019);
  • Benchmark Litigation – ‘Litigation Star’ (2020, 2019, 2018);
  • Chambers Latin America- IP “an amazing litigator, especially in patent-related matters.” Life Sciences “able to develop new theories and understand complex problems,”. (2020);
  • Análise Advocacia 500- ‘most admired’, Brazil (2021, 2020,2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011);
  • Benchmark Litigation – ‘Recommended’ Intellectual Property (2019, 2018);
  • Chambers Latin America- “(...) one of the great names in our market”, “a very combative litigator” and “a leading lawyer for both patent and regulatory issues” (2019);
  • Benchmark Litigation- ‘Recommended’ Appellate (2018);
  • Chambers Latin America- ‘best individual lawyers’ IP & Life Sciences Brazil, “highly capable of handling technical matters” and “a reference in Brazil” (2017);
  • Who’s Who Legal- ‘Most Highly Regarded’ Patents & Life Sciences (2016, 2015);
  • Leaders League- ‘EXCELLENT’ IP Litigation (2016);
  • Chambers & Partner- “commended by sources for his knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry” (2015);
  • IAM Patent 1000- “an immensely tough competitor. In huge cases, he knows how to give the opposing party a really hard time and is always prepared for battle” (2015);
  • Who’s Who Legal Patents- “a genius at litigation and truly knowledgeable” specifically within the fields of international patents, life sciences and complex litigation” Patents & Life Sciences (2014)
  • PLC Life Sciences- ‘highly recommended’ Life Sciences (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006);
  • PLC Intellectual - ‘highly recommended’ IP (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008);
  • Which Lawyer- ‘highly recommended’ IP attorney, Life sciences (2009, 2008).
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro and Distrito Federal;
  • Member of national and international associations such as ABPI, ABAPI, AIPLA, AIPPI, BIO, IBA, IPO, etc;
  • ITechLaw (International Technology Law Association).
+ Education
  • Fellow, Chizaiken - Institute of Intellectual Property (1997);
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D) program, George Washington University Law School (1996);
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) Intellectual Property, George Washington University Law School (1994);
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) International Law, George Washington University Law School (1993);
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1993).
+ Publications