On July 11, 2019, S&E sponsored a Latin America IP seminar on “Pharmaceutical
and Biotechnical Inventions in Latin America”.
At the seminar, Dr. Sergio Escorza, European patent attorney of Ungria, a
Spanish firm specialized in intellectual property with many offices in the U.S.
and Latin America, explained the main procedures of patent prosecution in Latin
America. Since the practices of patent prosecution for pharmaceutical and
biotechnical inventions are very different in each country within Latin
America, Dr. Escorza provided a detailed explanation of the differences with
regard to drafting patent applications to acquisition of patent rights,
compulsory licenses after acquisition of patent rights, and the procedures for requesting
a trial for patent invalidation.
The study group lasted about an hour and 30 minutes and S&E also had
a reception after the study group to allow participants further opportunities
for communication with Dr. Escorza.