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Rob Rodrigues


“Roberto is always very available to meet the company’s demands and to discuss any questions that arise on a daily basis.”

The Legal 500 2024

“We work a lot with the partner Roberto Rodrigues, who stands out for his strong background in the IP area, both in terms of litigation and in relation to more technical topics.”

The Legal 500 2024

"Key practitioner in the team, particularly for patent litigation."

The Legal 500: Intellectual Property 2023

“An outstanding specialist who is extremely creative and business-oriented.”

IAM Strategy 300: 2023

“Litigative prowess and deep industry knowledge are recognised by leading tech-focused publications.”

IAM Patent 1000: Patent Litigation 2023

“He has a deep understanding of IP issues and keen strategic insight, which he leverages to add value and monetise portfolios.”

IAM Strategy 300: 2023

Rob Rodrigues manages high-stakes business and intellectual property disputes in Brazil. He offers unmatched expertise to both FORTUNE 500 giants and agile startups, navigating the intricate landscape of high-complexity cases with a strategic finesse. His management of extensive patent portfolios for leading life sciences and telecommunications firms underscores his deep understanding of the Brazilian market, making him the primary choice for acquisition and enforcement endeavors.

Rob's partnership approach ensures that clients' patent portfolios are meticulously developed and maintained. He aligns patent strategies with regulatory requirements, solidifying dominant stances throughout Latin America. His proficiency extends to defensive roles in due diligence analysis and Freedom to Operate (FTOs), as well as addressing IP considerations in transactional contexts.

Having spearheaded multiple preliminary injunction proceedings and trials for global companies in Brazil, Rob's litigation acumen shines. He also facilitates monumental IP asset transactions, with a keen eye on managing transnational risks. Commendations from clients highlight his unparalleled technical prowess, resilience under pressure, and exceptional local leadership.

Currently, Rob is steering complex multijurisdictional cases for pioneering Brazilian companies, showcasing his technical ability in advising on both local IP strategies and international arbitration.

Esteemed publications, including The Legal 500, Strategy 300, and IP Stars, consistently recognize Rob's excellence. Client testimonials laud him for his “remarkable ability in handling intricate M&A transactions,” praising his blend of “technical brilliance, commercial insight, and judicious decision-making.”

A Stanford Law School LL.M. alumnus, Rob served as the lead editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review. He has contributed extensively to global technology law journals and currently holds an editorial role at the Kluwer IP Blog.

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Internet, E-commerce &Software
  • Food & Drug
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Internet, E-commerce &Software
  • Food & Drug
+ Representative Cases
  • Trial associate for biopharmaceutical company in patent enforcement against biosimilar companies;
  • Associate for startup company in defense of abusive behavior action;
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical company in an antitrust case involving sham litigation claims.
+ Professional Highlights
  • IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders (2024);
  • The Legal 500 Latin America – Intellectual Property (2024, 2023);
  • The Legal 500 Latin America – Life Sciences (2024, 2022);
  • Lexology – Legal Influencer: Dispute Resolution Q2 and Q3 (2023);
  • IP Stars- ‘Notable Practitioner (2023, 2022, 2021);
  • IAM Strategy 300 (2023);
  • Lexology – Legal Influencer: Dispute Resolution (2023);
  • WIPR Leaders (2023);
  • IAM Patent 1000 - Patent Litigation (2023);
  • Leaders League – Life Sciences (2023, 2022);
  • Leaders League – Patent Prosecution (2023);
  • The Legal 500 - ‘Recommended’ Life Sciences Practice (2023, 2022);
  • IP Stars- ‘IP Star’ Rising Star (2019).
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section (OAB/RJ);
  • Vice-Chair LATAM Committee IPO.
+ Education
  • Stanford Law School (LLM in Law, Science and Technology 2017);
  • Stanford Technology Law Review: lead editor;
  • Hoover IP2 Summer Teaching Institute – Residential Scholarship (2017);
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2013).
+ Publications
+ Speaking Engagements and Others
+ Articles