Leaders League analysis
Managing Partner: Otto Licks
Number of partners worldwide: 17 Number of professionals: 290+
Licks Attorneys is one of Brazil's most respected litigation law firms, having unparalleled commitment to clients worldwide. It focuses on complex litigation and its lawyers boast an outstanding track record in handling the highest-profile IP and regulatory disputes. The firm's practice shapes the development and direction of IP, technology, and regulatory law.
With offices in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Curitiba, and Tokyo, the team combines industry knowledge with legal expertise to assist a wide variety of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech start-ups making their break in the Brazilian market.
The firm's multidisciplinary attorneys have handled complex commercial and corporate claims over the past 20 years in major sectors, including technology, the internet, telecommunications, life sciences, medical devices, and finance.
Licks Attorneys doesn't just solve problems; it anticipates and helps clients plan accordingly. This carefully crafted approach is why it is Brazil's leading firm in litigation and patent matters. The firm puts its client’s interests at the forefront of every operation, always seeking the quickest and most cost-effective solutions. The firm also relies on the strengths of a multicultural team that not only speaks its clients’ language but also understands their legal and business cultures.
Employing a litigation practice that combines legal expertise, technical industry knowledge, and a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution, the firm has an overall success rate of 82.6% and has been engaged in most of Brazil's highest-profile IP, life sciences, and technology cases.
The firm has the most extensive patent litigation practice in the country. It is involved in almost every high-profile case concerning complex technologies in Brazil. With outstanding results, Licks Attorneys has the most successful telecom practice working for both patent owners and implementers.
Licks Attorneys' patent prosecution group consists of professionals with a technical background and well-experienced lawyers. This combination has produced a 100% success rate in expediting patent prosecution before federal courts and 88% of allowance before the Brazil Patent and Trademark Office. Challenging established practices and pushing the boundaries of patentability in Brazil, the firm develops strategies to move Brazilian patent practice to the next level, ensuring high standards of protection for its clients.
The communications technology group is one of its core practice areas, with a successful track record for the fastest expedited prosecution, the highest allowance rates, having the ability to engage with members of the government and policymakers at the cabinet level, and the largest and most qualified team of patent litigators. The group has the proven proficiency to maximize the availability, enforcement, and monetization of broad patent rights, backed by the support of the largest investment in information technology and dedicated computer systems in Brazilian patent practice.
ISO certifications and security ratings
Protecting client information and ensuring the high- est standards of services, the firm’s management system is based on ISO 27001 and ISO 9001. Licks Attorneys is rated "A98" by Secure ScoreCard and ranks 98.39% at the Microsoft Secure Score Center.
Tokyo: Chiyoda Kaikan Bldg, 6F, 1-6-17 Kudan Minami Chiyoda-Ku, 102-0074
Tel: + 81 3 6256 8972 Fax: + 81 3 6735 8982 Email: email@example.com
Rio de Janeiro: Oscar Niemeyer, 2000, 9th floor, Aqwa Corporate - 20220-297
Tel: +55 21 3550 3700 Fax: +55 21 3550 3777
São Paulo: Rua George Ohm, 230 Tower A CJ 112/113 04576-020
Tel: +55 11 3033 3700 Fax: +55 11 3033 3777
Brasilia: SAF/SUL Quadra 02 Lote 02 Tower B #106, Edifício Via Office, Ground floor 70070-600
Tel: + 55 61 3033 2983 Fax: +55 61 3033 8490
Curitiba: Rua da Glória, 251, #601, Centro Cívico, 80030-060
Tel: + 55 41 2391 0680 Fax: +55 41 2391 0705 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lickslegal.co