Magnus Aspeby

Partner at Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Magnus Aspeby earned a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is the only person in Brazil to have passed the EPO’s qualifying exam.

Mr Aspeby worked as a patent examiner at the Swedish Patent Office before working for 11 years at the EPO in Munich in gas purification and separation processes, as well as heterocyclic compounds. He has also worked as a consultant-expert for WIPO at the Brazilian Industrial Property Office (INPI) in Rio de Janeiro and as a patent attorney in the patent department of Sandvik AB in Sweden, mainly drafting and prosecuting patent applications for metal cutting tools and steel alloys. At Sandvik, Mr Aspeby actively participated in several oral proceedings at the EPO, in both opposition and appeal proceedings.

Mr Aspeby founded his own IP office in Rio de Janeiro which he managed for 18 years, during which time he mainly filed and prosecuted Brazilian patent applications. He also drafted and filed several appeals, administrative nullity actions (oppositions) and subsidies to the technical examination (third-party observations). Besides the INPI, he has actively corresponded with the Brazilian National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance for pharmaceutical applications. Further, Mr Aspeby has dealt with freedom-to-operate investigations and infringement cases, as well as design and trademark applications.

Mr Aspeby is an active inventor himself and the sole inventor or co-inventor of seven priority-based patent applications. In September 2015 Mr Aspeby joined the IP office of Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello in Rio de Janeiro.

Recent publications

  • “Förbättringar I Brasilien”, BrandNews e PatentEye Magazine, November 2019.
  • “Two major improvements in the industrial property area in Brazil”, Nordic Light Magazine, October 2019.
  • “As estratégias do INPI para solucionar o backlog de patentes”, AmCham News, 7 June 2019
  • “Brazil on its way to eliminate the existing patent backlog”, Lexology, 11 July 2019

Professional associations

  • ABPI

Sample client list

  • Husqvarna AB
  • Outotec Oy
  • Sandvik AB
  • Volvo Trucks

Firm details

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
Av Almirante Barroso 139
7th Floor
Rio de Janeiro 20031-005

Contact details

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