Patent litigation in Latin America continues to develop, with Mexico playing host to one of the more mature forums. Activity typically involves large foreign drug companies protecting their interests against generic product launches. Rather than seeking out larger full-service firms, many clients turn to IP specialist firms to resolve their problems. There are no patent attorneys as such in Mexico, but IP firms instead employ technical consultants who fulfil the same role in providing lawyers with detailed information and support during cases.
Prominent Uhthoff Gomez Vega & Uhthoff SC litigation partner Hector Flores comes highly recommended for his work in patent litigation. Esteban Gorches Guerrero is a founding partner of Müggenburg, Gorches, Peñalosa & Sepúlveda and a “top-rate” litigator who covers a broad spectrum of areas, including patents. Alejandro Luna of Olivares & Cia is another notable figure in the field of life sciences patents in Mexico. Commentators describe him as a “fine lawyer and a great litigator”. Luna is also involved in a campaign to modify the Mexican IP litigation system. Javier Uhthoff- Orive is another esteemed partner at Uhthoff Gomez Vega & Uhthoff SC.