Licks Attorneys


Via Binário do Porto, 299 Aqwa Corporate - 9th Andar
Rio de Janeiro

+55 21 3550 3700

Key contacts:

Partner: Otto Licks

Quick facts:

Established: 2011
Number of Partners: 17
Number of IP Practitioners: 176
Languages : English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Licks Attorneys is one of Brazil’s most respected law firms in litigation. Our commitment to clients is unprecedent in the country. We focus on complex litigation and our lawyers have an outstanding track-record handling the most high-profile intellectual property and regulatory disputes in Brazil. Our practice shapes the development and direction of intellectual property and technology law.

We have the largest patent litigation practice in the country. It is involved in almost every single high-profile case involving complex technologies in Brazil. With outstanding results, Licks has the most successful telecom practice enforcing Standard Essential Patents against implementers.

Licks Attorneys´ Patent Prosecution group consists of professionals with technical background and well experienced lawyers. This combination has produced a 100% success rate in expediting patent prosecution before federal court and a 88% of allowance before the BRPTO.

With offices in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Curitiba and Tokyo, our team combines industry knowledge with legal expertise to assist a wide-variety of Fortune 500 to high-tech start-ups in Brazil.

Our multidisciplinary attorneys have handled complex commercial and corporate claims over the last 20 years in major sectors including technology, the internet, telecommunications, life sciences, medical device, and finance.

At Licks Attorneys, we don’t just solve problems we anticipate issues before they arise and help you plan accordingly. This carefully-crafted approach is why we are Brazil’s leading firm in litigation and patent prosecution. Our clients’ interests are the foundation to everything we do, and we will always seek the quickest and most cost-effective solutions for them.


About our work

  • International Office in Tokyo and Desks in Europe
  • 2.600+ Cases litigated since 2011
  • 82.6% Overall litigation success
  • 100% Success rate in expediting patent prosecution before Federal Courts
  • Largest patent prosecution practice in Brazil
  • 88% allowance rate of patent applications prosecuted
  • Top 10 in Patent Prosecution Firm Filings
  • Top 5 in PPH Requests




Last updated 25th October 2020

Practice Areas: Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark prosecution, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark

Sector Expertise: Telecommunication, Technology hardware, Pharmaceutical, Oil & gas, Mechanical, Life sciences, Internet, Food & beverage, Electronics, E-commerce, Computer technology & services, Chemical, Biotechnology, Automotive, Artificial intelligence, Electrical