Joana Piriquito Santos

Joana Piriquito Santos joined VdA in 2016. She is Senior Associate of the IP Litigation practice area where she has been actively involved in Intellectual Property litigation, such as patents, namely pharmaceutical's litigation.

Master in Pharmaceutical Science, University of Coimbra Faculty of Pharmacy.

Law degree University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Course in European Patent Law, Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle.

Post-graduation in Intellectual Property, University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.



Before joining the firm she worked at the Portuguese Industrial Property Institute as Patent Examiner and at Clarke Modet & Co Portugal as Intellectual Property Consultant. She also attended Pratika Intern in the European Patent Office in Munich.

Co-Author of the article “The use of dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) to evaluate plasticization of acrylic polymer films under simulated gastrointestinal conditions” in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopahmaceutics.

Admitted to the Portuguese Pharmacists Association.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association as Trainee Lawyer.

Patent, Trade Mark and Design Attorney and Trademark and Design Professional Representative before the EUIPO.

Member of ACPI and of the Patent Commission of UNION.

English, Spanish.

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