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Technical and Legal Services Manager at ClarkeModet
An attorney at law with over 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Danica Mardesic specialises in intellectual property, innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital. She is the technical and legal services manager at ClarkeModet Chile and a mentor for entrepreneurs at ADN Mentores and the Founder Institute, as well as a member of the expert panel of Madri+d Foundation.
Ms Mardesic was the consulting manager and business angels network manager at Administradora de Fondos de Inversión Dadneo SA and senior IP adviser at Jarry IP Law Firm (2016-2019). She was a founding partner of Intangible Ltda, an IP and technology transfer consulting company (2011-2016). Between 2006 and 2010, she worked at Chile’s National Institute of Industrial Property as deputy director of patents (senior public management), curator of patents and patent legal secretary.
Ms Mardesic was assembly president of the Paris Union of WIPO’s Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property in 2009-2010. In 2009 she was responsible for the deposit in Geneva and implementation in Chile of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Ms Mardesic has attended specialist IP courses at the EPO, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, the Peruvian National Institute for the Defence of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property, Sweden’s CBM-SEI and International Development Cooperation Agency, WIPO and Brazil’s National Institute of Industrial Property. She has also taken part in international forums, such as the WIPO PCT Working Group, the General Assembly of the WIPO Member States and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.
Ms Mardesic has written on intellectual property for the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA), within the framework of the FIA-PIPRA Programme (2012 and 2013) and on angel investment for the Chilean government’s economic development agency CORFO (2018).
Ms Mardesic teaches intellectual property at different universities and entrepreneurship centres.
She is a member of the Chilean Association of Intellectual Property and the Network of Technological Managers of Chile.