Ana-Paula Celidonio

Partner at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Ana-Paula Celidonio is a partner at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados and head of the firm’s IP practice. With more than 18 years of experience, she focuses her practice on technological development, protection and consulting services related to intellectual property.

A biologist, lawyer and registered patent agent, Ms Celidonio is active in patent strategy and consulting, advising clients of all sizes and industries on matters ranging from the development of technology through to the drafting of applications and protection of patents, industrial designs and other IP rights worldwide.

She also has vast international experience elaborating opinions for strategic decision making, prosecution and enforcement, with a keen presence in IP negotiations.

Ms Celidonio graduated in biology from the University of Sao Paulo in 1991, in law from FADISP in 2007, with postgraduate degrees in administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2001 and the Harvard School of Law in 2012, and in intellectual property from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre in 2006. She is frequently ranked in national and international publications.

Ms Celidonio is the former co-coordinator of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association Industrial Design Committee, a former member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Patent Cooperation Treaty Committee and an active member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys Communication Commission.

Lobo de Rizzo is frequently involved in transactions and disputes, representing companies from various business sectors, whether they are already operating in Brazil or exploring opportunities in the country. Since its foundation in 2007, the firm has continued its main strategy to build partnerships. It has a team of more than 110 lawyers whose main focus is to deliver premium service. The continuing praise received in the most renowned legal publications reflects the opinion of the market on the excellence of its service, the quality of its lawyers and their close relationship with clients.

IAM says

A “brilliant lawyer and high-level scientist”, Ana-Paula Celidonio stands tall as a “leading IP strategist in Brazil”. “She understands clients’ needs, has a solution to any complex case, provides razor-sharp analyses and manages her team very effectively.”

Professional associations

  • ABPI
  • International Bar Association


  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados
Av Brigadeiro Faria Lima 3900
12 Andar
Itaim Bibi
Sao Paulo 04538-132

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