Mrs Ana Maria Castro > Lloreda Camacho & Co. > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile
Lloreda Camacho & Co. Offices
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Mrs Ana Maria Castro
Ana María heads the Patent and Life Sciences Departments
Ana Maria is Partner of Lloreda Camacho & Co., since 2009 and has broad experience in handling and advising on large patent portfolios for various multinational companies in diverse areas of technology. She has also ample experience in handling high-profile cases before the Colombian high courts, as well as patent infringement actions.
Her main areas of practice are patents, industrial design, plant varieties and patent litigation. She handles and has deep experience in regulatory matters and counselling in connection with biosimilars and biotechnological products.
Before joining the firm, Ana Maria worked in the Division of Distinctive Signs of the Superintendence of Industry and Trade (the national IP authority in Colombia).
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She is member of the Colombian Association of Intellectual Property (ACPI) and was invited as speaker at a conference organized by CEDIQUIFA at Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, regarding biotechnology regulation in Colombia, and at a conference organized by the AHK (German Chamber of Commerce) regarding patent protection in Colombia. Ana Maria was also invited by BIO to form part of the academic committee of biotechnology matters in Latinamerica.
Ana María has a degree in law from Universidad del Rosario, specialization degrees in Commercial Law from Universidad Javeriana and in Law and New Life Technologies from Universidad Externado, and also certificates in Administrative Procedural Law and Unfair Competition.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Specialised in IP, Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s 16-strong practice is highly recommended, with clients talking of an ‘outstanding team of both attorneys and patent experts’ that is ‘highly knowledgeable and experienced’. Heading the team are Tatiana Carrillo, Alicia Lloreda and Ana María Castro (‘a leading practitioner in patents and life sciences’); all are highly regarded. The practice continues to handle over 900 patent applications – related to HIV, HCV, oncological, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular pharmacological products – for Gilead across the entire Latin America region. The firm also obtained patent approval for a joint invention in the biotechnological field of Universidad De Los Andes and Corporación Corpogen; it is seeking similar approval in the US. Senior associates Natalia Franco and Lucía Tamayo are also noted. Other clients include Cortexyme, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Cell Design Lab and Team Foods.