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Ana-Maria-Castro

Ana-Maria-Castro

Professional profile

Ana María has been a Partner at Lloreda Camacho & Co since 2009. She has headed the Patent Department since 2004. Ana Maria has broad experience in handling and advising on large patent portfolios for various multinational companies in diverse areas of technology. Ana Maria has also ample experience in handling high-profile cases before the Colombian high courts, as well as patent infringement actions.

Her main areas of practice are patents, industrial design, plant varieties and patent litigation. She handles and has deep experience in regulatory matters and counselling in connection with biosimilars and biotechnological products.

Before joining Lloreda Camacho & Co. , Ana Maria worked in the Division of Distinctive Signs of the Superintendence of Industry and Trade (the national IP authority in Colombia).

Ana María has a degree in law from Universidad del Rosario, specialization degrees in Commercial Law from Universidad Javeriana and in Law and New Life Technologies from Universidad Externado, and also certificates in Administrative Procedural Law and Unfair Competition.

Ana María has been ranked by Chambers & Partners 2015 and 2016 as one of Colombia’s leading Life Sciences lawyers.

She was invited as speaker at a conference organized by CEDIQUIFA at Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, regarding biotechnology regulation in Colombia, and at a conference organized by the AHK (German Chamber of Commerce) regarding patent protection in Colombia. Ana Maria was also invited by BIO to form part of the academic committee of biotechnology matters in Latinamerica.

She is the author of “Aproximación a la nueva regulación del registro sanitario de medi­camentos biológicos y biotecnológicos en Colombia – Decreto 1782” (Approximation to the new regulations in sanitary registrations of biological and biotechnological products in Colombia under Decree 1782); “La excepción de usuario anterior en temas de patentes” (Former user exception in patents) included in the publication Derecho Farmacéutico y Propiedad Intelectual en América Latina, in cooperation with ASIPI (Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property); “Colombia: patents favour its economic development” in Doing Business Magazine, and is co-author of the industrial property book of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce Industrial Property as a Tool to Compete in International Markets and the publication Industrial Property Aspects in the FTA, also of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.