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Silver - Firms
As elite IP firms around the world, Fortune 500s and Chilean innovators all know well, Alessandri produces high-quality patent work and outcomes. Fielding a multi-disciplinary team, it helps clients to procure robust, commercially valuable rights; exploit them for business purposes; and enforce or defend them in infringement scenarios. Sources appreciate its “thorough technical expertise, open lines of communication and global view”, and have particularly good things to say about Santiago Ortúzar, who presides over the practice. “Santiago is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, and presents options where other Chilean firms don’t seem able to. He isn’t impulsive, but gives calculated advice; and he makes difficult patent processes clean and easy for clients.” One source reflects: “With his support, we have developed a number of patent applications, all of which have been granted worldwide without any rejection. He’s a key partner to us and fundamental to the success of our portfolio.” He has a superb hit rate in patent litigation, too, and even has a victory at the US International Trade Commission to his name. He frequently collaborates with Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri, who also brings vital leadership as managing partner. Velasco Alessandri has a refined understanding of business risk, which he applies to great effect in transactional and contentious scenarios. Recommended for the first time this year, Fernando López is a seasoned engineer and former Chilean patent office examiner who gives the group technical muscle. Highlighted as a future leader of the practice, Rodrigo Valenzuela is another name to keep on the radar for those seeking a good IP and data privacy generalist.