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Maintaining a stellar reputation in the Portuguese market for almost 60 years, ClarkeModet offers a variety of patent and IP consultancy services that allow clients to optimise their IP strategy. A leading firm in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world, ClarkeModet Portugal focuses on providing strategic patent advice for start-ups and small companies. Patrons benefit from the tailor-made advice and the seamless international connection between ClarkeModet offices. Spearheading the outfit’s strategic initiatives from the Lisbon office is regional managing director María Cruz. Well respected by her peers for her extensive patent knowledge, Cruz is appreciated by patrons for her collaborative approach to creating razor-sharp patent portfolio strategies. Working closely alongside her is Adriana Silva Esteves, who expertly advises patrons on technology transfers and patent evaluations, particularly in the life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Making her IAM Patent 1000 debut this year is inventions director Ana Neves, whose 20-plus years of IP experience have sharpened her remarkable skills in patent analysis, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

Silver - Firms: prosecution

“ClarkeModet is very good at the coordination of filings in Latin America, and with providing updates on changes to patent laws in their jurisdictions. They are a great firm – very easy to work with, excellent in communication and timely in their handling of patent matters.” The well-structured Mexican office reaps the benefits of the outfit’s global network, which offers a sea of technical expertise to the local team of practitioners. The team’s dominance in the life sciences and chemistry fields can be attributed to Nahanny Canal. Her scientific background allows her to act as a knowledgeable guide for pharmaceutical companies as they register their new inventions. Angélica Pardavell brings over 27 years of experience to the team. She further contributes to the team’s activity in the life sciences and engineering fields as a chemical engineer. Angélica provides detailed filing strategies for clients in the chemical and mechanical industries. Inventions prosecution manager Tania Lopez is a tactical negotiator when it comes to transactional matters and technological transfer.

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As a multi-jurisdictional legal practice, ClarkeModet offers a one-stop-shop IP service across Latin America. The Peruvian branch “attends to all of the clients’ patent-related matters, including general prosecution and advice”. The patent group is highly skilled and locally savvy – each practitioner brings a tenacious approach to all prosecution procedures. Álvaro Arias – a patent specialist with more than 10 years of IP experience – makes his debut in the guide this year. Arias is a bold patent strategist at both the national and international level. ClarkeModet’s practice is highly active across a number of industries such as life sciences, mechanical and electrical engineering and financial services.

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Innovative, dynamic and forward-thinking are the perfect words to describe international IP boutique ClarkeModet. The Spanish outpost is the firm’s flagship branch and is a premier pick for prosecution instructions due to its seamless integration with its vast international network and centralised service. Inventions director Paola Rúa adroitly manages large portfolios and is well versed in designing concise and clear patent applications to obtain meaningful and consistent protection across multiple jurisdictions. Legal services director Jorge Oria Sousa-Montes bolsters the offering with his contentious capabilities and is a safe pair of hands for inventors in need of decisive representation.

Bronze - Firms: prosecution

ClarkeModet boasts a depth of regional expertise thanks to its offices in multiple locations. Such a depth of expertise means that the team provides a comprehensive service throughout the entire life-cycle of clients’ patents – with a particularly high level of activity in patent prosecution. With a focus on the life sciences, ClarkeModet’s team also takes on work across the telecommunications, automotive, and oil and gas sectors.

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With unparalleled expertise across the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world, ClarkeModet is an excellent choice for international players seeking a seamless approach to their cross-border patent strategies. The set’s well-stocked Santiago bench is one of the country’s top filers and includes 23 patent professionals delivering a top-notch service across a range of technical specialities. Industrial civil engineer Francisco Bavestrello excels at drafting patents across engineering fields. Customers laud his “excellent and practical advice. He knows how to construct a compelling patent from the inside-out, down to the best writing practices. He also delivers excellent long-term strategies, taking into account the international dimensions of the patent”. Wide-ranging attorney at law Danica Mardesic supplements the outfit’s technical experts with deep legal proficiency. She advises on patent issues on technologies as various as chemicals, biotechnology, video processing and natural resource extraction electronics. Former deputy director of patents at INAPI, she is a fount of knowledge on the country’s IP landscape. As Country Managing Director for Chile, Jimena Ugarte oversees the prosecution and litigation caseload. Ugarte brings 18 years of IP experience, which has established her as an expert strategist and prosecutor.

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With around 195 offices across the world, ClarkeModet’s Colombian outpost benefits from a deep well of technical knowledge. The team combines this with an expert understanding of the local market to offer an efficient one-stop IP service to international clients with an interest in Colombia and the wider Latin American region. ClarkeModet Colombia emphasises strategic methods to protect and enforce the patents of its clientele. Leading this bold service are the two experts Juliana González and Silvia Patiño. International prosecution manager González is a careful strategist whose expertise lies in administrative and jurisdictional actions related to all industrial property matters. Patiño is the business-conscious managing director. She specialises in commercial and competition law, which has been fundamental to the office’s growth in the region.

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ClarkeModet offers “great technical knowledge in national and international patents. As this company has several other offices around the world, it helps clients to sort out specific details in each one.” The Brazilian team is highly specialised in the field of life sciences and chemistry, offering patrons tremendous “technical and legal support in infringement matters in the chemical area”. The firm houses an “excellent and complete infrastructure, with qualified professionals”. Inventions director Ricardo Boclin brings over 20 years of experience to the practice. He is a careful strategist, considering all filing options in order to secure comprehensive protection across Latin America for his following. Silvia Costa offers detailed consultancy services and patent drafting skills in the life sciences field. Rafael Freire displays an immense knowledge of technical matters in the mechanical field. He is a tenacious attorney who routinely defends clients’ IP rights in court by carrying out patent infringement and nullity procedures.

Firm Profile

ClarkeModet, established in 1879, is the biggest international Intellectual Property group in Latin America and an entry point to Europe. With an operational presence in 17 countries, it manages one in every ten patent applications in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking markets.

Their trajectory spans a century and a half of life-supporting history’s great inventors. With over 140 years of supporting innovators worldwide.  ClarkeModet offers full-service IP legal, technical and consultancy experience across all industry sectors. And are pioneers in creating and implementing new IP services, mostly supported by technology and IP business consultancy experts. They maintain this innovative vision to keep up with global trends.

ClarkeModet manages the most important Intellectual Property portfolios among the main innovation-generating industries worldwide, being a valued partner to maximize their innovation.

ClarkeModet solutions.

ClarkeModet provides specialized IP services, based on its experience, technical experts, technology, and business consultancy.  Their solutions are based in:

  • Advice and protect your company’s intellectual property
  • Register patents, trademarks, designs, domains, and copyright around the world
  • Defend Intellectual Property rights before national and international government agencies
  • Shield your organization’s know-how using trade secrets and blockchain
  • Monetize your intangible assets for an efficient management and maximize its benefits
  • Explore the new possibilities that the digital world offers
  • Innovate through technology and solutions to adapt to innovative global trends

A different way to boost your IP

ClarkeModet main differentiation is its business strategy focus by providing:

  • One-stop-shop IP Service LATAM and Europe (network of wholly-owned companies)
  • ClarkeModet combines tradition and innovation in a team of specialists focused on developing the best strategy to protect and exploit the IP intangible assets of its clients.
  • It offers a unique and centralized service a– one-stop-shop IP service – to manage your trademark, patent, and other IP rights portfolio in Europe and Latin America, with the same excellent standards and internal policies.
  • It has a highly competitive proposal at a worldwide level thanks to our centralized rates through a global network of agents.
  • It uses digital tools to efficiently manage all your procedures, facilitating and reducing administrative tasks.

In ClarkeModet it offers  IP consultancy services to enforce the purposes of the IP, not only the protection but also to impact and add value to the business model and to the company value itself.

With a high focus on technological innovation applied to IP services, they are pioneers in applying strategic consulting based on Intellectual Property and state-of-the-art technology such as Blockchain, NFT, and Metaverse.

Expert team

ClarkeModet team comprises over 500 highly qualified professionals of 23 different nationalities, working hard to deliver excellence in IP Services to its clients.

Their technical in-house teams are highly qualified (with Ph.D., Postgraduate, and Master’s Degrees) in the fields of Engineering (mechanical, electronic, telecommunications), Chemistry, Pharmacy, biotechnology, legal, and moreover.

Translation Specialized IP Service Center.

With operations based in Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal, ClarkeModet has a translation-specialized IP Service Center. with an expert team of more than 120 specialized IP translators using the latest CAT technology, such as Trados, to provide high-level linguistic solutions, along with over 25 technical experts team, serving translation to clients and allies (translation international companies and IP agents), and all ClarkeModet offices.

Quality and Privacy 

ClarkeModet has a Quality management system (since 1999), including a TÜV certification ISO 9001, a standardization process for its representatives (in 195 countries), and centralized IP services (Specialized canter of services) in which their clients have multiple benefits.

International Recognitions:

ClarkeModet has ranked in several international rankings that also recognized its experts, such as Legal 500, WTR, Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars, Leaders League, IAM 300 Strategy, and Financial Times, Whos who legal.

Enhancing the client innovation experience

To strengthen our innovation knowledge, since 2022 ClarkeModet has belonged to the MIT Industrial Liaison Program, to collaborate at one of the most important innovation ecosystems in the world.

As the first in the IP sector to be in that important program with MIT, they aim to strengthen the knowledge regarding different innovation methodologies and proper Intellectual Property management, around the most relevant global technological innovation trends. This membership will allow their clients to take advantage of the experience and knowledge of ClarkeModet to address current and future challenges.

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