Patent Agent at Soerensen Garcia Advogados Associados
Barbara Cattete Dias is a registered industrial property agent and head of Soerensen Garcia Advogados Associados’ patent and industrial design prosecution team. Her technical knowledge and “meticulous” drafting and prosecution skills deliver positive results.
Ms Dias has particular expertise in adapting international patent claims to meet Brazilian requirements. She advises on and assists clients in protecting their intellectual property with a consummate understanding of Brazilian practice, as well as fluency in Portuguese, English and French. Her strategies help businesses to achieve their objectives efficiently and economically. She is equally skilled in assessing validity and infringement for opinions, patent searches, freedom-to-operate studies and litigation.
She has a biomedical science degree (molecular biology and genetics) from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and an MSc in biomedical engineering (bioinformatics and statistics) from the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering. In addition, Ms Dias gained invaluable experience during her three years at the prestigious Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, from which she received two awards for research in molecular biology.
Ms Dias’ academic accomplishments reflect her specific command of biological technologies, life sciences, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical devices subject matter. Her scientific training, discipline and intellect have allowed her to expand her competencies to other disciplines.
Soerensen Garcia Advogados is a Brazilian law firm specialising in IP, technology and related commercial law. With a strong focus on strategies for successful results, the firm’s lawyers, industrial property agents, scientists and engineers work seamlessly as a team to handle all types of trademark, patent, design, copyright and domain name matter – from acquisition of rights to protection and enforcement, including transactions, dispute resolution and litigation. The firm’s practice also includes competition law, regulatory law before the health authorities, consumer rights, commercial law and border enforcement measures.