Intellectual Property Owners Association

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Latin American Practice Committee


To identify, monitor, study and recommend IPO positions regarding intellectual property acquisition, licensing and enforcement issues in Latin America with initial emphasis on Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Argentina. To also disseminate and exchange information and views among corporate members of IPO regarding intellectual property problems in Latin America. This committee will also study and report on issues relating to Latin American antitrust and competition laws impacting intellectual property owners and seek to educate IPO members about these issues. Regular activities of the committee will include:

1. Organizing fact finding visits to Latin America;

2. Participate in seminars and conferences within the United States and Latin America directed to Latin American IPR;

3. Develop white papers addressing acquisition, licensing and enforcement aspects of Latin American IPR; and

4. Make recommendations to the IPO Board on potential collaborations between IPO and Latin American trade associations.

Committee Roster

Chair: Roberto Ribeiro, Sanofi
Vice Chair: Sharon E. Hayner, Johnson & Johnson
Vice Chair: Ricardo Dutra Nunes, Daniel Legal & IP Strategy
Secretary: Breno Akherman, Daniel Legal & IP Strategy
Board Liaison: Michael C. Lee, Google Inc.
Staff Liaison: Thomas S. Valente, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Federico Augusto Aulmann
 Obligado & Cia

 Gesa Consiglieri D'Angelo
 Amgen, Inc.

 Arturo Covarrubias
 Covarrubias & Cía

 Isabel Giacchetti De Moraes

 Henrique Steuer Imbassahy De Mello
 Dannemann Siemsen

 Gabriel Kleiman
 Pfizer Inc.

 Alejandro Menchaca
 McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

 Carlos R. Olarte
 OlarteMoure& Asociados LTDA

 Edson Souza
 Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

 R. Craig Tucker
 Eli Lilly and Co.

 Claudia Varas
 Estudio Federico Villaseca

 Roberto Vieira De Mello
 Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira De Mello - Rio de Janeiro

Non-Voting Member:Marcia Chang, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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