Osvaldo Amaral is a Brazilian born multilingual international patent attorney and strategist that has practiced primarily in the US and Mexico. He received his Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University (1994) and received his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Michigan State University College of Law (2001). In the summer of 2000, he attended the High Technology Law Summer Program at Santa Clara University School of Law. In 1998 he received the master’s degree in Aviation Management from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, FL.
His professional legal experience has spun advising public and private enterprises as well as international clients on all aspects of patent-related protection including worldwide strategic patent preparation, prosecution and procurement, patent portfolio management, patent litigation and enforcement as well as licensing and technology transfer. He has represented clients in a wide range of technologies including information technology, telecommunications, transportation, clean technology, nanotechnology, aerospace, oil & gas, steel manufacturing, and banking. In his 17-year career, he has obtained more than 3,000 Mexican patents as well as more than 800 international patents in jurisdictions as diverse as the US, Japan, EPO, Russia, China, South Korea, Brazil, Colombia, Australia, India, Canada, Eurasia, GCC, among others. A recognized expert in the field of computer software and business method related inventions, he took Microsoft Corporation to the top of the Mexican patent issuance chart in 2010.
He has written several articles concerning the protection of patent rights in Latin America countries in several international IP magazines and attends and lectures frequently each year in a number of international patent conferences around the world particularly, in North and Latin America, Middle East, Europe and Asia.
More specifically, his professional experiences entail the following skills:
Draft and prosecute utility and design patent applications as well as International PCT patent applications in jurisdictions as diverse as US, Japan, EPO, Russia, China, South Korea, Brazil, Colombia, Australia, India, Canada, Eurasia, GCC, among others taking into consideration deep understanding and expertise in dealing with rules, regulations and procedures of several patent offices around the world
Review invention disclosures, portfolio analyses; work with inventors and patent review committee
Work with scientific and technical teams developing a wide range of technologies including IT/software (IoT), telecommunications, transportation, clean technology, nanotechnology, aerospace, oil & gas, steel manufacturing, banking, biomechanics, biomaterials and guide and direct proactive development of IP strategies and client counseling
Assist in assessment of IP issues, provide timely counsel on IP issues
Conduct patent landscape, mapping, and third-party patent portfolio analysis
Conduct freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and infringement analysis
Assist with licensing and transactional matters
Review sales, promotional materials, and programs in light of IP issues
Assist with competitive Intelligence gathering and analysis
Advice and support patent litigation infringement and invalidity actions including infringement investigation and initial analyses
Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures relating to IP
Advise on patent monetization and technology transfer deals and activities