Pharmacist and Patent Specialist
Vinicius is a Pharmacist and Patent Specialist who joined Licks Attorneys’ Rio de Janeiro office in 2021 to work with intellectual property, mainly with prosecution of patent applications/patents at the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO), with emphasis on the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnological fields. His activities include performing searches, analyzing and reporting technical opinions from the BRPTO and the Brazilian FDA (ANVISA), preparing briefs to comply with or to contest said technical opinions, and preparing and replying to third-party observations (pre-grant and post-grant oppositions). As a member of Licks Attorneys’ technical staff, he also assists the litigation team with his technical background in the pharmaceutical field. Mr. Carvalho has knowledge of the Brazilian Patent Statute, normative instructions and examination guidelines issued by the Brazilian PTO, as well as the main intellectual property treaties.