Marcelo Oliveira is a telecommunication engineer and a qualified industrial property agent. He currently manages the patent department of our firm and is responsible for supervising all patent procedures before the BPO. He currently focuses on the protection of IP, in particular in the electronic, software, telecommunication and mechanical areas. His practice covers prior art searching, preparation of technical opinions (including freedom-to-operate (FTO) analysis); adapting, preparing and writing patent specifications, responses to office actions, unfavorable technical opinions, nullity requests and appeals. He is also experienced with industrial design prosecution in Brazil and abroad.