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A leading player when it comes to biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and natural resources, Berken IP also has an excellent track record of success in these areas. The outfit garners rave reviews from the market: “It understands its clients and is highly flexible in aligning its approach with their procedures and processes. Its professionals are highly proficient at communicating with research scientists and know how to make them feel comfortable and appreciated even when critically evaluating their work. Their written product is always extremely precise and their delivery to deadline is totally reliable, which is essential for large companies.” The ensemble has expertise in all areas of patent practice, including domestic and international patent filing, licensing and conflict resolution. Strong leadership is provided by managing partner Alicia Alvarez Berkenwald, who has extensive legal experience which she joins with the insider knowledge of the patent office resulting from Ernesto Machicote’s years of service there, and the technical engineering know-how of Emilio Berkenwald, whose expertise, deep industry knowledge and responsiveness have been praised by patrons. Taking the lead on litigation and transactions, Pedro Berkenwald has a sophisticated understanding of the manufacturing and service sectors. He and Federico Ulled have been praised for their handling of difficult and sensitive patent transactions. Of Ulled, one patron remarks, “Federico has deep legal knowledge and a natural understanding of business, along with excellent communication skills that make every interaction easy and effective. On the commercial side, he can bring long and tough negotiations to a successful close and takes care of every little detail in drafting contracts and executing deals.”