Microbiologist from Universidad de los Andes, with a master’s degree in Microbiological Sciences from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. With experience as researcher in biotechnology at the Institute of Biotechnology at Universidad Nacional de Colombia; patent examiner of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce; Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and professor at the Specialization in Intellectual Property Law at Universidad Sergio Arboleda. Consultant for the patent area of Clarke Modet, & Cº. Colombia. Technical leader for the creation at the Technology Transfer Office of the Colombian Air Force.
Attorney from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Independent professional that focuses her practice on Financial Law and Stock Market. With experience as Chief Legal Advisor (Country Counsel) of Citigroup in Colombia; associate in several law firms such as Bernate & Gamboa Abogados, Cavelier Abogados and Charria & Camacho Abogados. She partook in the program Internalization for foreign lawyers led by Citigroup, in the firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in New York, working on financial legal issues. She is professor in the International Operations lecture of the Specialization in Stock Market at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Additionally, she is an Arbitrator selected by the Honorable Arbitration Court from the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá since 2009, list “A”.
Attorney from Universidad del Rosario, with LLM in Advanced International Taxation from University of Leiden on the Netherlands; with Specialization in Tax Law from Universidad del Rosario. Public Accountant from Universidad Externado de Colombia; with a Diploma in Higher Studies in Tax Law from Universidad del Rosario. With experience as a lawyer in the tax and commercial area at Lewin & Wills and Reyes Abogados Asociados. Member of the Colombian Institute of Tax Law and of the International Tax Association (ITA). Tax Advisor to the Mining and Energy Planning Unit and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, in the study and drafting of Decree 2143 of November 4, 2015, regulating Law 1715 of 2014.
Attorney and Specialist in Labor Law from Universidad del Rosario, with a master’s degree in social security from the Alcalá de Henares University and O.I.S.S. With experience in labor consulting and litigation. Certified coach of Newfield CL and PROA S.A., with experience in personal and business coaching processes and intervention and training in companies on human resources matters.
Mechanical Engineer from Universidad América, with specialization courses in technology transfer and patents at the World Intellectual Property Organization -WIPO- in Geneva, Switzerland; at the European Patent Office -EPO- in Munich, Germany; and, in the Spanish Office of Patents and Trademarks -OEPM- in Madrid, Spain.
Consultant for the creation and implementation of the Patent Bank from the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce. He has written briefs on patents published by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, such as the Inventor’s Manual, and has prepared several sectoral studies for WIPO on micro and small enterprises and Intellectual Property in Colombia. Additionally, he has handled technology-related subjects for the last 20 years, and fully knows the patentability procedures. He has been a lecturer on Industrial Property and on the importance of the Patent Bank. He was manager of the Second Meeting of Inventors. On several occasions, he has been a consultant to WIPO.
He is currently Tutor of the WIPO General Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101)
Attorney from Universidad Externado de Colombia with extensive experience in attention of processes and consultancy in criminal matters, tasks that he has developed uninterruptedly for the past 20 years.
He began practicing in 1989, with interruptions due to positions held in private companies, such as Triana, Uribe & Michelsen; or Public entities, such as the Ministry of Justice, the Ombudsman’s Office, FONADE, the Aqueduct and Sewage Company of Bogotá on the judicial representation of the company.