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Magnus Aspeby is a chemical engineer from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is the only chemical engineer in Brazil to have passed the European qualifying exam.
Mr Aspeby worked as a patent examiner at the Swedish Patent Office before working for 11 years at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich in gas purification and separation processes, as well as heterocyclic compounds. He has also worked as a consultant-expert for the World Intellectual Property Organisation 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 metal cutting tools and steel alloys. At Sandvik AB, 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-basing patent applications.
In September 2015 Mr Aspeby joined the IP office of Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello in Rio de Janeiro.