Ana Cristina Müller

IAM Research

The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

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BMA is home to a team of multidisciplinary patent experts who work across a number of sectors, such as life sciences and mechanical and artificial intelligence. They provide seamless patent portfolio management and legal action in both administrative and judicial domains. The group works with global names such as Netflix, which the firm has defended in a complex patent infringement lawsuit. Pivotal to this case were practitioners Pedro Barroso and Ana Cristina Müller, who led the patent group. Barroso is an all-round IP expert whose skill in the defence and enforcement of his patrons’ IP in validity and enforcement proceedings is unrivalled. Müller is also an expert litigator and a knowledgeable strategist. Her tactical filing strategies and technical intellect build impenetrable patent portfolios for a diverse clientele. Antonella Carminatti is at the forefront of the practice, with over 30 years of patent experience. Clients praise her skill in transactional matters and her monetisation strategies, specifically in the drafting of licensing agreements. Lilian Ghitnick is “competitive and creative”; she has unique industry experience at one of the largest companies in Brazil, from which she gained a deep commercial perspective. The team’s recent representation of Netflix is testimony to their ability to present compelling arguments before the INPI and the courts.

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