Mr Carlos Olarte > OlarteMoure > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Carlos Olarte
Partner. Areas of practice: Patents; Civil, Administrative and Criminal Litigation, Regulatory Law, Test Data Protection, Plant Variety Protection
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. Carlos joined a well known international law firm from 1993 to 2003, when he began his own practice as cofounder of OlarteMoure. He is a WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) patent expert.
His professional practice focuses on patent prosecution, litigation and related counsel, including strategic planning for the protection and value assessment of new technologies, as well as plant variety protection. Matters handled by Carlos have included seminal cases put before the Colombian high courts and the Andean Court of Justice, such as those dealing with the patentability of second medical uses. 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.
He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia (Patent Law) since 1997. Carlos is a frequent advisor to private and public entities and is an IP expert before the FTA negotiations between the United States and the Andean Countries. Carlos is a member of AIPLA, ACPI, AIPPI and CIOPORA.
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Carlos is a member of AIPLA, ACPI, AIPPI and CIOPORA.
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(Leading individuals)
Specialist boutique OlarteMoure is recognised as a leading name in the patent field across Latin America, particularly in the pharmaceuticals sector. The practice also handles trade mark, copyright, regulatory matters and litigation. The very highly regarded Carlos Olarte (‘one of the best patent attorneys in the region; proficient in IP matters and business oriented’) and Juan Guillermo Moure head the sizeable 35-strong team, many of whom have dual professional backgrounds (legal and scientific). Trade mark director Bibiana Agudelo is also noted. The practice is responsible for the maintenance of large patent portfolios across Latin America, including those of Novartis AG, Merck and Pfizer, among other major companies; by November 2018 the firm had filed over 360 regional cases and processed over 700 office actions. The firm continues to represent Industria de Alimentos Zenú (by instruction from Reed Smith LLP) in US litigation against LatinFood Corp, which registered and is selling products branded in the US with the clients’ well-known trade mark ZENÚ. Alexander Agudelo, Carlos Parra and María Clara Múnera were all promoted to partner in 2018. Other clients include AGP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, EAFIT, Productos Familia and Panacea-Velvack.