Felipe Zaltman Saldanha joined the Firm in 2015 and became partner in 2022. He integrates the Intellectual Property and Information Technology practice group, with focus on in complex litigation, before state and federal courts in Brazil in these areas. Felipe has as vast experience advising clients in legal disputes involving patents, unfair competition, company secrecy, and brands. He also acts in strategic litigation of technology of information and data privacy.
Awards and Recognitions
Felipe has been recognized for his work in the field by major legal rankings such as LACCA Approved, The Legal 500 – Latin America and IP Stars.
Zaltman graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro with a law degree and obtained a master’s degree in civil law at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. He also possesses a master’s degree in law and economics from the European Masters (Universities of Rotterdam, Ghent and Bologna).
Author/co-author of several books/articles, such as:
- My name is for sale. Folha de São Paulo. February 2016.
- International Jurisdiction in Intellectual Property Matters: the right of access to justice guaranteed? Revista Eletrônica de Direito Processual – REDP. Volume 16. December 2015.
- The doctrine of exhaustion and the parallel importation of medicines: a brief analysis on the achievement of the access to health in Brazil. Revista Eletrônica do IBPI, v. 7, p. 80-142, 2012. Available at http://www.wogf4yv1u.homepage.t-online.de/media/aa8cf0930e9ba26ffff805dfffffff2.pdf
- The staying of a patent infringement lawsuit due to its connection with the dispute on the validity of the same patents in a different lawsuit. Revista do Curso de Especialização em Direito Processual Civil da EMERJ N. 1 – 2013. Available at http://www.emerj.tjrj.jus.br/paginas/rcursodeespecializacao_lato sensu/direito_processual_civil/edicoes/n1_2013/pdf/FelipeZaltman.pdf
Representative matters and clients
- Represented a client in the telecom industry in litigation of national relevance involving antennas.
- Represented a major pharmaceutical company in a leading case involving the ANVISA’s prior approval of patent applications in the pharmaceutical area (Article 229-C, of Federal Law # 9.279/96)
- Represented major pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement and invalidity cases involving a blockbuster projects
- Represented different clients in strategic pre-litigation advice before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office in third party submission briefs and administrative invalidity requests in strategic patents in Brazil.
Trench Rossi Watanabe is awarded the CESA Gender Equality Seal
Trench Rossi Watanabe has received the CESA Gender Equity Seal in the highest category entitled “Highlight”. This award recognizes law firms that have solid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, taking into consideration several fronts, such as internal commitment, strategic planning, communication and participation rate. With a female majority in leadership for years, this recognition reinforces […]
Recognition: The Legal 500 Latin America 2024
Once again, our Firm has been featured in The Legal 500, one of the leading international directories focusing on legal research, involving the participation of clients and important market players. In the 2024 edition, we were recognized in 26 categories and had 61 lawyers mentioned. We had a total of 84 individual recognitions, 25 of […]
Justice Secretariat publishes ordinance with new guidelines for social networks in connection with attacks on schools
In brief Justice Secretary Flavio Dino issued, on 04/12, an ordinance that makes it possible to hold digital platforms accountable for the dissemination of content that promotes violence in schools. In more detail The document sets forth specific obligations to platforms, such as the immediate removal of certain content after a request from the competent […]
Brazilian Patent Office (BPTO) publishes new ordinances related to the PPH pilot project and priority examination for patent applications
In brief On December 27, 2022, the BPTO published ORDINANCE/BPTO/PR nº 78, which establishes phase IV of the pilot project for shared examination Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), as well as ORDINANCE/BPTO/PR nº 79, which governs the priority processing of patent applications. Both became into force on January 1, 2023. More details ORDINANCE/BPTO/PR nº 78 increased […]
Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) simplifies the process of registration of technology transfer agreements
In brief On December 30, 2022, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published the minute of an internal meeting held by its Office’s board (by means of SEI INPI # 0747049) in which the BPTO considerably simplified the process of registration of technology transfer, licenses for industrial property rights and franchising agreements.The changes follow […]