Patents

The 40+ professionals in the OlarteMoure Patent Department, by far the largest patent team in any law firm in Colombia, share a passion for innovation and the invincible belief that strong protection of innovation promotes development and improved welfare. We take great pride in providing an unparalleled level of sophistication in our services, all in a fun and rewarding work environment. This is partly why our Patent Department is routinely recognized by clients and peers as a leader in the patent field, not only in Colombia, but also in Latin America.

Patents

We are experts in drafting high quality patent applications resulting from R&D projects, working hand in hand with individual, academic and corporate inventors to broadly capture and adequately protect their solutions. In the last 6 years, our patent department drafted 20%+ of the total resident applications filed in Colombia, making us one of the top drafters in the country. We prosecute most of these applications in several jurisdictions of interest.

We follow the highest standard in patent prosecution, offering detailed and practical advice in an effort to obtain the broadest and most sustainable protection possible. We manage our cases using a specialized platform that sets the standard worldwide, and have also developed our own custom tools to enhance the real-time monitoring of our entire portfolio.

Over the past ten years we have consolidated a regional practice responsible for prosecuting a sizeable portfolio of patent applications throughout Latin America. Our regional program facilitates prosecution management, centralizing communications and strategy, guaranteeing an efficient control of resources. Through our Bogota hub, we manage up to 18 Latin American countries for major players in the pharmaceutical field.

An increasing portion of our client base is made up by local universities and research institutions from both the private and public sector. We truly enjoy engaging in IP training, shifting the patent culture and building strong patent teams. The most experienced professionals from our patent team hold several teaching engagements at WIPO and leading universities in Colombia and the region.

Our very experienced patent litigators are quite content to jump into the trenches and get the enforcement job done, but also provide our clients with advice for the prevention of possible litigation, actively seeking creative solutions with the available resources and always managing expectations to ensure we are always keeping the end game in mind.

We provide many value added services like patent watches, technological surveillance, validity opinions, claim charts, freedom to operate opinions and patent landscape analysis.

HIGHLIGHTS

Due to our 20+ year experience in the pharmaceutical field, our pharmaceutical clients recognize us as true business partners, not only in the patent field, but in general all critical areas necessary for a company to operate viably in Colombia.

Our local clients appreciate our constant attention to understanding and bringing their IP to life. This includes anything from educating a finance VP on how to correctly budget IP for the year, proactively seek monetization solutions, help identify risks and opportunities in new business models and in general help create value.

The 40+ professionals in the OlarteMoure Patent Department, by far the largest patent team in any law firm in Colombia, share a passion for innovation and the invincible belief that strong protection of innovation promotes development and improved welfare. We take great pride in providing an unparalleled level of sophistication in our services, all in a fun and rewarding work environment. This is partly why our Patent Department is routinely recognized by clients and peers as a leader in the patent field, not only in Colombia, but also in Latin America.

Patent Search
Patent Drafting
Patent Prosecution
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Patent Litigation

OlarteMoure's Search and Competitive Intelligence area is made up of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in engineering, chemistry, biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, industrial design and lawyers; all of them with experience and knowledge in industrial property law.

In order to provide our services, our area has specialised tools through which information is captured from different sources (patent literature, non-patent literature, other structured information sources and unstructured information sources), to which value is added through the analysis provided by our members.

Our drafting and writing practices offer our clients sound support in the preparation of the document that will end up protecting their invention’s product. Our writers are able to use all technologies and work together and collaboratively with inventors to produce the strongest possible document in order to protect the invention as a whole. Our drafting and writing standards meet the requirements of the most sophisticated worldwide offices, including USPTO and EPO.

Our expert team of patent writers is made up of patent specialists with technical expertise and competence regarding the patent system, as well as having intellectual ability and the understanding that allows them to undertake the tasks of drafting patents in many technological fields.

 

  • Our regional Filing and Prosecution service is highly customizable and allows our clients to pick countries or segment their portfolios by division, timing (e.g. new filings vs. legacy cases) or size (percentage of new cases).
  • We carefully select our agents based on longstanding relationships with colleagues having strong R&D industry ties or who otherwise maintain a great rapport with the local Patent Office.
  • Filing and Prosecution activities are covered by fixed fees. For example, we charge a fixed fee for: filing, reporting an office action, replying to office actions and oppositions, Examiner interviews and reporting grants.

 

We have consolidated a strong litigation practice with seminal cases involving broad discovery requests, preliminary injunctions and patent infringement campaigns.

We have strong opinion work practice including FTO, infringement, validity, patentability, valuation and overall patent portfolio strategy counsel.

70+

ongoing annulment actions agains patent rejections.
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30+

Cease and desist letters (2020 and 2021).
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4

Discovery motions (2020 y 2021).
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20+

Injunctions (2020 to 2022).

Participation in Specialized Rankings

First tier firm

Gold

Life Sciences | Patents

Band 1

Leading

Patent Search
Patent Drafting
Patent Prosecution
/
Patent Litigation

OlarteMoure's Search and Competitive Intelligence area is made up of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in engineering, chemistry, biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, industrial design and lawyers; all of them with experience and knowledge in industrial property law.

In order to provide our services, our area has specialised tools through which information is captured from different sources (patent literature, non-patent literature, other structured information sources and unstructured information sources), to which value is added through the analysis provided by our members.

Our drafting and writing practices offer our clients sound support in the preparation of the document that will end up protecting their invention’s product. Our writers are able to use all technologies and work together and collaboratively with inventors to produce the strongest possible document in order to protect the invention as a whole. Our drafting and writing standards meet the requirements of the most sophisticated worldwide offices, including USPTO and EPO.

Our expert team of patent writers is made up of patent specialists with technical expertise and competence regarding the patent system, as well as having intellectual ability and the understanding that allows them to undertake the tasks of drafting patents in many technological fields.

 

  • Our regional Filing and Prosecution service is highly customizable and allows our clients to pick countries or segment their portfolios by division, timing (e.g. new filings vs. legacy cases) or size (percentage of new cases).
  • We carefully select our agents based on longstanding relationships with colleagues having strong R&D industry ties or who otherwise maintain a great rapport with the local Patent Office.
  • Filing and Prosecution activities are covered by fixed fees. For example, we charge a fixed fee for: filing, reporting an office action, replying to office actions and oppositions, Examiner interviews and reporting grants.

 

We have consolidated a strong litigation practice with seminal cases involving broad discovery requests, preliminary injunctions and patent infringement campaigns.

We have strong opinion work practice including FTO, infringement, validity, patentability, valuation and overall patent portfolio strategy counsel.

70+

ongoing annulment actions agains patent rejections.
________________

30+

Cease and desist letters (2020 and 2021).
________________

4

Discovery motions (2020 y 2021).
________________

20+

Injunctions (2020 to 2022).

Our Team

Largest professional team in Colombia and one of the largest in Latin America

Partners

– Lawyer and Biomedical Engineer
– Lawyer and Pharmaceutical Chemist

– Pharmaceutical Chemistry 

– Chemists (1 PhD)

– Biology

– Chemical Engineering

– Mechanical Engineering

– Electronic Engineering

– Lawyers

– Paralegals

– Assistants

43 TOTAL

Many of our team members, including our two partners, have dual technical-legal backgrounds, not common to Latin America.

Our firm also has a Design team (industrial and graphic designers) that provides services to the patent group in preparing figures for patent and design applications, and visual products for litigation (graphics, 3D animation, presentations and 3D printing).

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