Technical and Legal Services Manager at ClarkeModet
Ricardo Abrantes is the technical and legal services manager of ClarkeModet in Portugal where he coordinates the team of consultants responsible for the preparation of all types of technical and legal consultancy services in connection with patent, trademark and design rights. Prior to this, he was a patent consultant at ClarkeModet Portugal for non-chemical technologies.
Mr Abrantes has assisted clients with the development of IP portfolios, the implementation of strategies and the prosecution of patents – in particular, European, Patent Cooperation Treaty and Portuguese patent applications – for energy, telecoms, mould technologies and software companies. He also helped with the strategy and prosecution worldwide of such IP portfolios.
Mr Abrantes has extensive experience in patentability analysis, patent drafting with a view on grant and enforcement, as well as prosecution and due diligence – especially in the technical fields of materials, metallurgy, mechanics, production technologies, nanotechnology and optics. His daily work also involves writing legal opinions as a judicial patent expert for infringement cases and analysing freedom to operate and patentability.
Mr Abrantes is a patent, trademark and design attorney in Portugal and a European trademark and design agent. He is also partly qualified as a European patent agent.
Mr Abrantes has a degree in materials engineering from the Superior Technical Institute.