A tech passionate team

Astute. Cost effective. Results-oriented.

Our goal is to fully understand your objectives and to achieve the strongest possible outcome for your company and its patent portfolio in Brazil.

Andre Venturini

Founder & Patent Expert

Andre is a Brazilian IP specialist, whose practice focuses on the handling of patents in Brazil.

Andre has worked with patents for over 14 years, including as partner and head of patents at some of the leading Brazilian IP firms.

Over this period, he handled the prosecution of the entire patent portfolio for some of the largest companies in the IT, Telecom and Oil & Gas sectors.

In addition, he acted as technical expert in some of the most important patent lawsuits, including the first dispute concerning patentability of software-implemented inventions and leading cases regarding enforcement of standard-essential patents in Brazil.

Andre has in-depth knowledge of patent consultancy (identifying patentable creations, drafting patent applications and conducting offensive and defensive patent reviews) as well as on patent prosecution and of the intricacies of the Brazilian PTO.

Away from his desk, you can find Andre playing basketball or building Lego with his son.


MSc. Electrical Engineering, Military Institute of Engineering;

MSc. Engineering, École Centrale de Lyon;

BSc. Electrical Engineering, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro;

BSc. Engineering, École Centrale de Lyon.


Listed in the 2019 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals;

Listed in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals;

Listed in the 2017 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals;

Listed in the 2016 Leaders League – Patent Prosecution.


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Karina Daiha

Partner & Patent Expert

Karina is a biologist with a master’s degree in biochemistry and 9 years of experience in the prosecution of life science and pharmacy related patents.

She regularly speaks as an expert at diverse seminars and courses related to intellectual property, patent drafting, and biotechnology.

Karina has also written her dissertation on technological forecasting, which resulted in the publication of several papers and book chapters, as well as her taking up a position as associated professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

She likes to spend her spare time reading, watching movies and travelling.


MSc. in Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro;

Biology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


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Louis Lozouet


Louis is an IP Attorney-at-Law with 10+ years of legal experience with international clients.
Previous to Venturini IP, he worked as a Director of Business Development for the largest IP group in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries, helping develop IP portfolios of Brazilian companies and subsidiaries of foreign companies located in Brazil. Louis also had the opportunity to work as a Patent litigation specialist at one of the most renowned Brazilian Patent Litigation firms, with specific focus on the telecommunication (standard-essential patents), pharmaceutical and med-tech industries. 
Louis is an expert in IP Strategic and Management Consulting, as well as Patent Licensing.
During his spare time, Louis enjoys sports (tennis and golf), reading, watching movies and playing with his son.


IMD MBA, Lausanne, Switzerland;

PG Diploma – Civil Procedure Law, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;

PG Diploma – Intellectual Property Law, Paris XII University, France;

MSc/BSc – Management Sciences and International Business Law, Paris Dauphine University, France.



Since 2020, Vice-President of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian Chapter) IP Committee;

Since 2019, Member of the IP Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Chapter (OAB/RJ);

PG Diploma – Intellectual Property Law, Paris XII University, France;

Since 2014, Member of the Licensing Executive Society, Brazilian Chapter (LES Brazil);

Admitted to the Brazilian Bar (OAB/RJ), 2011, and to the French Bar (CAPA admittance exam), 2009;

Since 2008, Member of the French-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Rio de Janeiro Chapter (CCFB-RJ).


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Patrik Gandara

Patent Expert

Patrik is an Industrial pharmacist and research development and innovation (RD&I) specialist working with pharmaceutical patents and regulatory affairs in Brazil.

He started his IP career with a leading Brazilian IP firm providing technical support on patent prosecution and litigation. As part of his work he wrote statistical reports on the Brazilian PTO’s decisions and market intelligence issues.

More recently, Patrik acted as patent expert in the area of life sciences with a large Brazilian pharmaceutical company.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading comics, playing computer games and fishing with his family.


SPc. Industrial Pharmacy RD&I, Western Parana State University;

BSc. Industrial Pharmacist, Federal Fluminense University;

BSc. Pharmacist, University of Porto.


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Antonio Morschbacker

Science & Patent Specialist

Antonio is a chemical engineer who recently joined GIP Brazil as a Science and Patent Specialist.

Antonio most recently held key positions with a leading Brazilian IP litigation firm and with Brazilian Chemical and with Petrochemical giant Braskem as a Scientist, IP leader and R&D Director.

He has over 35 years of experience working with technology development projects in the Chemical Industry and as Technology Consultant with large-scale chemical/petrochemical companies.

Antonio has handled industrial property strategies and managed patent portfolios of large companies in diverse areas, including in fermentation processes, catalysts, fine chemicals, chlor-alkali technology, polyolefins, PVC, biotechnology and renewables products from bio-based feedstocks. He has worked closely with international patent offices, most notably in the United States and Europe.

As an inventor, Antonio holds 24 patent applications in different technologies (e.g., in the area of catalysts, fine chemicals products, polymers/polymerization and bio-based products).


MSc in Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)’s Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Engineering Postgraduate Studies and Research (COPPE), 1984;

Graduation in Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 1980.


  • Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Honor Award, 2013;
  • FINEP Innovation Award for Sustainable Innovation in Polyethylene from sugarcane, 2012;
  • FINEP Innovation Award for Big Company, 2011;
  • Environmental Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers, 2009;
  • Honor Mention of the ICIS Innovation Award in the category “Best Product Innovation”, 2008;
  • Bioplastics Awards, in the category “Best Innovation in Bioplastics”, 2007;
  • FINEP Innovation Award for PVC Process, 2001.


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