Rodolfo Barreto


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Having worked on every major lawsuit concerning ICT (Information and Communications Technology) patents in Brazil, Rodolfo has gained one-of-a-kind expertise in high-stakes patent litigation and crossjurisdictional disputes. He is also prominent in legal and administrative matters involving antitrust and Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs). Rodolfo is the go-to litigator when key intellectual property assets are involved.

+ Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese
+ Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Regulation
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Patents
+ Representative Cases
  • Represented a foreign company in a dispute with the leading consumer electronics manufacturer that resulted in a global patent licensing agreement in less than a month after the case in Brazil was filed;
  • Represented a foreign company in a case that resulted in the first ever injunction granted in Brazil for a video-coding patent;
  • Represented a foreign company in the first ever patent assertion case against streaming services in Brazil;
  • Represented several pharmaceutical companies in a novel proceeding that positively impacted the validity of dozen Brazilian patents held by clients;
  • Asserted standard-essential and implementation patents in the first ever multi-front patent enforcement case in Brazil, which resulted in seizure of infringing goods at the borders;
  • Developed from scratch a strategy to preemptively defend patents against infringement claims in a leading case;
  • Developed from scratch a strategy to expedite the prosecution of patents pending at the patent office that resulted in a permanent injunction issued in record time after filing a writ of mandamus;
  • Acted as a legal consultant of the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry on the preparation of the “5G and SEPs: The role of intellectual property on the development of digitalization” guide;
  • Represents a pharma company on a lawsuit seeking to revert the highest antitrust fine ever applied in Brazil for unilateral practices.
+ Professional Highlights
  • Client Choice Award 2022 - Litigation in Brazil (2022).
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Section (OAB/RJ);
  • Coordinator of the OABRJ’s Specialized Committee for 5G, Technical Standards and Technological Innovation.
+ Education
  • Master of Economics in Intellectual Property and Innovation candidate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 2022;
  • LL.B, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 2014.
+ Publications
+ Articles