Mr Carlos Olarte > OlarteMoure > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

OlarteMoure
Carrera 5 No. 34 - 03
Bogotá
110311
Colombia

Work Department

Patents; Civil, Administrative and Criminal Litigation, Regulatory Law, Test Data Protection, Plant Variety Protection.

Position

Partner

Career

Carlos obtained a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1990. Later he went on to law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1993. He subsequently validated his law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia) in 1994. Carlos joined a well-known international law firm from 1993 to 2003, after which he began his own practice as co-founder of OlarteMoure.

His professional practice focuses on patent prosecution, litigation, discovery and related counsel, including strategic planning for the protection and value assessment of new technologies. A good portion of his practice focuses on the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, including participating in the development of start-up projects for new product launches. Another important client base includes local universities and research-intensive industries. Matters handled by Carlos have included seminal cases put before the Colombian high courts and the Andean Court of Justice, including compulsory licensing projects. He also has extensive experience on issues relating to data exclusivity for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry. The combination of his technical and legal expertise clearly distinguishes Carlos from most other patent practitioners in Colombia and Latin America.

Between 1997 and 2018, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia (Patent Law). Carlos is an active pro bono participant in the WIPO Inventor Assistance Program (IAP). Carlos was a frequent advisor to private and public entities and was an IP expert before the FTA negotiations between the United States and the Andean Countries. Carlos is also a member of IPO, AIPF (Board), ACPI, ASIPI and AIPPI.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

Carlos is a member of AIPLA, ACPI, AIPPI and CIOPORA.

Education

Carlos obtained a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1990. He then went on to law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1993. He subsequently validated his law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia) in 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Carlos OlarteOlarteMoure

Impressive IP and competition boutique OlarteMoure houses a six-partner strong IP practice, which supports clients nationally from five offices across Colombia (Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali and Medellin), while internationally it maintains on an outpost in Tokyo, that serves to channel relevant Asian work to the firm. The sizeable – 64-lawyer strong – group covers the waterfront on IP matters, with robust offerings in patents, trade marks, copyrights, anti-counterfeiting, technology transfer and litigation. Names to note include renowned patents specialist Carlos Olarte, who heads-up the patents and life sciences team; Juan Moure, who leads the trade mark department (and is also active in competition matters); patent director Alexander Agudelo and dispute resolution specialist Juan Felipe Acosta. The group also benefits from a strong second line of associates, which includes trade mark director María Alejandra Pava.

Colombia > Life sciences

(Hall of Fame)

Carlos OlarteOlarteMoure

A primary destination firm for patent work, OlarteMoure is a popular choice to advise global life sciences companies on strategic IP matters. Most notably, the firm enjoys close relationships with Pfizer, Novartis, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb and handles all of their regional patent prosecution and litigation work. The firm’s life sciences expertise goes beyond patent law to encompass the full suite of IP, regulatory affairs, compliance and product development matters. Co-founding partner Carlos Olarte heads the department and routinely represents life sciences clients on patent and regulatory issues. Alexander Agudelo is also recommended and brings to bear a strong technical background in pharmaceutical sciences.

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

Life sciences and IP specialist OlarteMoure has a focus on contentious work, including antitrust, unfair competition and consumer law-related litigation. The team additionally advises on risk assessment and compliance matters. A former deputy head of the Office for the Promotion of Competition at the SIC, Juan Guillermo Moure is a 29-year antitrust veteran and combines strength in competition and IP. The group also benefits from the experience of life sciences expert Carlos Olarte and litigation and ADR director Juan Felipe Acosta. Associates Santiago Lombana and Camilo Andrade provide capable support in the antitrust, unfair competition and consumer law areas.