Science & Patent Specialist
Fernanda Pimentel is a Chemical Engineer and a patent specialist who joined Licks Attorneys’ Rio de Janeiro office in 2016 to work with prosecution and intellectual property. Fernanda participates in the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications according to the Brazilian Industrial Property Statute (Law #9,279/96) and the guidelines dictated by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI). As a member of Licks Attorneys’ technical staff, Fernanda analyzes Brazilian PTO’s written opinions as well as the content of supporting documents filed by third parties (procedure equivalent to pre-grant opposition at the BRPTO) – including their replies – in order to determine the best strategies to guarantee the client’s interests. She also carries out various electronic searches.
Prior to joining the firm, Fernanda has gained experience as an intern at an intellectual property firm, where she concentrated her practice in the filing of patent applications in Brazil and clients’ assistance.