Rafaella Oliveira

Chemist and Patent Specialist


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Rafaella Oliveira

Chemist and Patent Specialist

Rafaella Oliveira is a Chemist and Patent Specialist at Licks Attorneys’ Rio de Janeiro office since 2019. Ms. Oliveira has been working with Intellectual Property since 2009 and her expertise covers all aspects related to the prosecution of patent applications at the Brazilian PTO, with emphasis on patent applications in the chemical field. Ms. Oliveira acts analyzing and reporting technical opinions issued by the Brazilian PTO, preparing petitions to comply/contest said technical opinions, preparing third party observations, performing prior art searches and drafting patent applications, performing equivalent searches for BR applications as well as Freedom- to-operate (FTO) searches, preparing patent landscaping and technical opinions to support case laws. Ms. Oliveira has knowledge of the Brazilian IP law, normative instructions and examination guidelines issued by the Brazilian PTO, as well as the main intellectual property treaties.

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English

+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Prosecution
  • Food & Drug
  • Life Sciences
  • Patents
  • Plant Variety Protection
  • Life Sciences
+ Representative Cases
+ Professional Highlights

Speaker at VIII ENAPID 2015 e V ProspeCT&I 2015, wherein the work entitled “LANDSCAPING OF THE PROCESSES OF THE USE OF BIOGAS AS SOURCE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY” was considered the best work of the session of Energy & Fuels & Environment. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015.

+ Affiliations

Member of the Regional Council of Chemistry – CRQ-III/RJ.

+ Education
  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), 2016.
  • Degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), 2011.

+ Publications
  • “Brazil: The BRPTO and the DKPTO signed an agreement in order to Expedite the prosecution of patent applications”. Mondaq, 2018;
  • “Brazil: Correction of the term of protection foreseen in the sole paragraph of art. 40 of the Brazilian IP Law”. Mondaq, 2016;
  • “Monitoramento tecnológico dos processos de aproveitamento do biogás como fonte de energia renovável”. Cad. Prospec., Salvador, v. 8, n. 4, p. 720-730, out./dez. 2015;
  • “The current scenario of mailbox patents in Brazil”. C5 Communications, 2013.