“He is extremely intelligent, active and a scholar”
Chambers Brazil: Patent 2023
“One of the most recognised IP lawyers in Brazil”
Who’s Who Legal: Patent Litigation 2023
"Highly respected litigator and licensing expert”
IAM Strategy 300: 2023
"He is a renowned practitioner and thinks outside the box”
Chambers Global: Patent 2023
“Unconventional thinking and visionary approach to intellectual property law.”
Business Today: Intellectual Property 2023
“Recognised for his ability to secure successful injunctions on behalf of patrons”
IAM Patent 1000: Patent Litigation 2023
Otto Licks is a founding partner at Licks Attorneys, a Brazilian law firm with over 300 people among its five offices in Brazil and Japan, as well as a German Desk. Otto is an expert on complex litigation and policy making, with 30 years of experience representing international clients in life sciences (small molecules, biologicals, grochemicals 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 rocurement, food and drug and regulatory of telecom and internet.
Otto was responsible for the first Brazilian nationwide adjudication campaign for patent monetization (optical CD-R disks). Before joining private practice, Mr. Licks worked as a UN/PINUD consultant for the Brazilian State Department, during the implementation of the WTO Agreements.
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, establishing a reputation as a trial and appellate practice specialist, with an outstanding track record in obtaining, defending, and enforcing preliminary and permanent injunctions.