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Carlos Olarte



Carlos Olarte is co-founder of OlarteMoure, a 200+ member IP and Competition law firm with 5 offices in Colombia and an Asia Desk in Tokyo.

Carlos obtained a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1990, and later a J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1993. He subsequently validated his law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia) in 1994. He started his career at a well-known international law firm in 1993, and in 2003 started his own practice as co-founder of OlarteMoure.

His professional practice focuses on patent prosecution, litigation, discovery and related counsel, including strategic planning for the protection and value assessment of new technologies. A good portion of his practice focuses on the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, including participating in the development of start-up projects. He has also been involved in extensive SEP litigation in the telecom industry. Another important client base includes local universities and research-intensive industries. He also has extensive experience on issues relating to regulatory test data exclusivity for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry.

Between 1997 and 2018, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia (Patent Law). Carlos is an active pro bono participant in the WIPO Inventor Assistance Program (IAP). Carlos was a frequent advisor to private and public entities and was an IP expert before the FTA negotiations between the United States and the Andean Countries. Carlos is also a member of IPO, AIPF (Board), ACPI, ASIPI and AIPPI.

Recent Articles by Carlos Olarte

From SEPs to Discovery, Colombia is Getting More Patent Friendly

Latin American countries are not usually seen as a first line option when building a strategy to deploy global litigation campaigns to enforce patent rights. However, in 2022, developments in Colombian law highlighted it as a country with administrative and judicial systems that favor patent rights and provide for effective assertion of local patent assets.

Past Events with Carlos Olarte

IPWatchdog LIVE 2023

September 17-19, 2023

IPWatchdog LIVE 2022

September 11-13, 2022