Ricardo Boclin

Technical and Legal Services Manager at ClarkeModet
Ranked in Brazil
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Founded in 1879, ClarkeModet is the largest IP group in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with 34 offices across 10 jurisdictions. Though it makes its debut in the Brazilian rankings this year, it has had a presence in the country since 1965; today, some 100-plus practitioners based in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and São José dos Campos provide a precision prosecution service domestically, regionally and beyond. Rafael Freire and Ricardo Boclin are both influential figures on the international patent scene. Freire draws on nearly two decades in the game to produce bespoke patentability analysis and impeccable patent applications in the electronics, telecommunications and mechanics fields. Likewise almost 20 years seasoned, Boclin recently joined the firm as its legal and technical services director, bringing with him deep knowledge of Brazilian patent procedure and broad experience of working with A-list companies.

Ricardo Boclin's Profile

Ricardo Boclin was appointed as the technical and legal services manager at ClarkeModet Brasil in the second semester of 2020, leading a multidisciplinary team of over 30 professionals that includes trademark attorneys and specialised technical consultants.

Mr Boclin is a seasoned and renowned expert in intellectual property, with over 20 years of experience assisting clients with patent and industrial design prosecution and consultancy, devising strategies for protecting and enforcing IP rights, as well as for managing their portfolios in Brazil.

Mr Boclin has vast experience in assisting both small and large domestic and international corporations, providing precise and detailed responses to his clients’ inquiries, swiftly. He also proactively analyses the portfolio of his clients to identify opportunities in light of the current Brazilian legal framework. His client-oriented approach is well known.

Mr Boclin holds a mechanical engineering degree and a law degree, and was admitted to the Brazilian Bar in 2009. He holds also an MBA in business management.

He is very active in local and international IP associations.

Firm Profile

ClarkeModet is the largest IP group across all Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with 10 companies in Europe and Latin America and a multidisciplinary team of over 500 experts.

In addition to providing prosecution and enforcement IP services (registration, maintenance, defence and monitoring of IP rights), ClarkeModet offers highly specialised advice to help clients to create impact on the market. The firm’s professionals do so through the transfer, use and profitability of IP assets and by implementing in its clients’ work systems and policies aimed at generating a competitive advantage. The firm’s international presence and local knowledge enable it to offer a unified service of management of patents portfolios, based on integrated work processes across all the countries the firm has a presence in and with the same quality standards and corporate policies.

ClarkeModet was founded in Spain in 1879, with the current structure dating back to 1892 following the merger of Clarke y Cia and Agencia General de Patentes y Marcas. The firm started its international expansion in 1940, establishing new IP firms in Portugal and Latin America.

The group is currently present in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela with three international desks (Asia Pacific, Europe and North America). This large infrastructure allows centralised management of large IP portfolios.

The company has recently incorporated new technologies in both customer services and internal processes to guarantee quality and speed. ClarkeModet is a pioneer in the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence or blockchain to increase the protection of its clients’ assets in order to face new challenges on digital markets.


The firm’s patent professionals excel in handling all aspects of patent work, including prosecution and enforcement. More specifically, they are experts in the protection of patents and know-how (or trade secret), utility models, industrial designs and plant varieties for both domestic and international clients, as well as in patent portfolio and risk management. The services include prior art search, application drafting and filing before national and international IP offices; protection strategy in different countries; filing and answering oppositions; administrative nullity proceedings; freedom-to-operate analysis; infringement and nullity analysis; and licensing and technology transfer. Patent services cover a variety of industries including:

  • life sciences, chemistry and pharmaceuticals;
  • retail, education and entertainment;
  • automotive and mechanical engineering; and
  • telecommunications, software and electronics.

The technical team comprises 97 professionals, including European patent attorneys and PhD holders.

ClarkeModet Group is one of the largest filers in volume of patent and trademark applications in all the markets in which its companies are present:

  • It is the largest filer of patent applications in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • It is the second largest filer of trademark applications in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries; and
  • The firm currently manages one out of every 10 patents across all Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries.


Through its internal regulations and corporate culture, ClarkeModet supports different social interest initiatives, as well as inclusion and sustainability policies. The main lines of action for its corporate social responsibility (CRS) programme are focused on the promotion of diversity in its teams through its inclusive recruitment policies.

ClarkeModet minimises environmental impact through policies such as electronic invoicing and file digitisation, as well as following programmes such as Ecoembes for recycling.

CSR initiatives also include sponsoring IP and innovation fostering programmes led by non-profit organisations and universities.

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