Science & Patent Specialist
Ana Carolina Corrêa Gonçalves is an Industrial Pharmacist and Patent Specialist who joined Licks Attorneys in 2016. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the intellectual property area and concentrates her practice in the preparation and prosecution of both Brazilian and foreign patent applications. Ana has expertise in rendering opinions on patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom to operate, with an emphasis on chemical and pharmaceutical technologies, as well as in advising clients on Technology Roadmapping. She also comprises the knowledge to guide the protection of industrial designs in Brazil and overseas.
Ana was a grant holder and research student in the cosmetic laboratory of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro for two years, developing new cosmetic formulations and performing physical, chemical, and microbiological control of raw materials and cosmetic products.
• Recommended in the IP Practice by Legal 500 Latin America 2017.
Ana won an honorable mention award at the 21th Brazilian Cosmetology Congress with the
research “Utilização da gordura da rã-touro (Rana catesbeiana) em produtos cosméticos”
(Use of American bullfrog’s grease in cosmetic products).
• International Association for the Protection of Intellectual
• American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
• Biotechnology Partnering Conference (BIO)
Graduate degree in Intellectual Property Law at Pontifical Catholic
University – Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ, 2012).
Specialized in Industrial Pharmacy at Federal University of the State
of Rio de Janeiro (UFF, 2008).
Bachelor in Pharmacy at Federal University of the State of Rio de
Janeiro (UFF, 2008).