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.


  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French

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.


  • Portuguese
  • English

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.


  • Portuguese
  • English

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.


  • Portuguese
  • English

Julian Cornelius


Julian is an international lawyer who moved to Brazil in 2014. He recently joined GIP Brazil and works in the marketing and business development areas.

Admitted to practice law in New York, Ireland, England and Wales, he has worked with law and legal education for over 10 years, gaining experience in diverse fields of practice, including strategic international litigation matters.

In his past work as legal education manager, he had daily contact with lawyers across the world.

Julian thrives on working with diverse cultures and languages.

More recently, he worked as a consultant with a leading IP litigation law firm in Rio de Janeiro, with a large international client base, before starting a legal education business.

In his spare time, you will find him surfing, kickboxing and playing 5-aside football.


LLM, University College Dublin;

Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales;

Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland;

Attorney at Law, New York State Bar;

LLB, Griffith College Dublin.


  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
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