Partner at Venturini IP
André Venturini is a Brazilian IP specialist and founder of Venturini IP, a firm focused on the handling of patents in Brazil.
Mr Venturini holds an MSc in electrical engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro; an MSc in engineering from the École Centrale de Lyon; a BSc in electrical engineering from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; and a BSc in engineering from École Centrale de Lyon.
He has worked with patents for over 16 years, including as partner and head of patents at leading Brazilian IP firms – namely, Kaznar Leonardos, Licks Attorneys and, most recently, Daniel Advogados. In these positions, Mr Venturini handled the prosecution of the entire patent portfolios of some of the largest companies in the IT, telecom and oil & gas sectors, such as Philips, Ericsson, Sony, Technip and Schlumberger.
Mr Venturini also acted as technical expert in some of the most important Brazilian patent litigation to date, including the very first dispute concerning patentability of software-implemented inventions and leading cases regarding the enforcement of standard-essential patents in Brazil.
In 2018 Mr Venturini founded Venturini IP, bringing together a team of industry experts focused on Brazilian patents and helping national and international clients navigate the Brazilian patent system at all stages (portfolio and risk management, patent filing and prosecution, expert litigation support and technology licencing). His team is multilingual, communicating in Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish.
At Venturini IP, Mr Venturini offers his clients patent expertise across diverse technology industries, among them information technology, telecom, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals and petrochemicals, and R&D matters.
He has also represented clients in pro bono cases. In 2018, for example, he assisted the Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisers (PIIPA) as technical adviser for Saint Lucia’s United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Knowledge Fair.
Mr Venturini is frequently recognised in publications such as Leaders League and the IAM Patent 1000 (every year since 2017).