Carlos Aboim > Licks Attorneys > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Licks Attorneys
Oscar Niemeyer, 2000
9th floor
Aqwa Corporate - 20220-297


Founding Partner


Carlos Aboim is one of the founding partners at Licks Attorneys and is one of our leaders at the Rio de Janeiro office. Mr. Aboim has nearly 20 years of experience as a trial and appellate litigator before state and federal courts. Since 2002, his practice has been focused on complex disputes and leading cases in intellectual property, unfair competition, competition law and regulatory compliance – mainly in the areas of life sciences and information technology. With substantial first-chair trial and appellate experience in lawsuits relating to pharmaceutical, medical device, computer system, telecommunications, and other industries, he also advises multinational clients in international disputes.

Having received an LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University, he worked as a fulltime intern for the Honorable Chief Judge Randall Rader, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Aboim is also a frequent speaker at domestic and international events related to his areas of expertise and a member of the Special Commission on Federal Judiciary Matters of the Rio de Janeiro State Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ).


English, Portuguese


  • Licensing Executives Society (LES);
  • Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI);
  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ);
  • International Law Association (ILA).


  • Master of Laws (LL.M) Intellectual Property, George Washington University Law School (2010);
  • Rio de Janeiro State University, Post-graduate course on Public Law (2004);
  • Post-graduate course on Civil Procedure (2002), Getúlio Vargas Foundation;
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Intellectual property

Licks Attorneys‘ team is composed of prosecutors and litigators that assist large and small companies with all patent-related matters. Companies from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, telecoms and electronic segments regularly seek the team’s assistance in complex IP disputes. With the ability to advise on the intersection of IP, health and regulations, the group is a go-to destination for patent holders facing the challenges of compulsory licensing. The team is under the joint leadership of: founding partner Otto Licks, a litigation and policy-making specialist; co-founder Carlos Aboim, a key contact for complex disputes; and Liliane Roriz, who draws on her former experience as an appellate judge and federal attorney to assist in a wide range of IP matters.