Andrés Rincón

Patents & Life Sciences

All Regions


20 years IP experience, focused on patents, plant breeding rights and regulatory affairs related to chemical synthesis and biological pharmaceutical and agrochemical products. JD in Law from the Pontimcia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia 1998), with specialized studies in IP of the Universidad Externado de Colombia (2002), scholarship holder from the AlßAN program of the European Commission (2006) and LLM in IP from the Max Planck Institute and the George Washington University, through the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Germany (2007). Andres has successfully intervened in the most important cases of compulsory licenses, patent validity and infringement, both before Colombian and Andean courts. His main areas of expertise are innovation, drafting, prosecution and litigation of patents and industrial designs, Life Sciences, plant breeding rights, and test data protection. Is an active member of different patent committees before AIPLA, ASIPI, AIPPI and ACPI, last in which he is the current representative from Colombia before the Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals committees. Top ranked lawyer by IAM 1000 Patents, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal and Leaders League. Fluent in English, German and Spanish.


Work Experience

  • 2015– Present. Partner Head of the Patent Department at Cavelier Abogados (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 2009–2015. Head of the Patent Litigation Department at Olarte Moure (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 2007–2008. Senior Patent Attorney, José Lloreda Camacho & Co. (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 2004-2007. Partner and Intellectual Property Director at Bernal Carreño & Rincón Abogados (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 2003–2004. Associate Attorney at José Lloreda Camacho & Co. (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 2000–2002. Associate Attorney at Pinzon Pinzon & Asociados (Bogotá, Colombia)

Published Work

  • Rincon, A. (2012–2015). Getting the Deal Through – Patents, Colombia.
  • Rincón, A. (2013–2015). Getting the Deal Through Life Sciences.
  • Rincón, A. (2013). La Naturaleza Jurídica de los Datos de prueba Farmacéuticos.
  • Rincón, A. (2011). Redacción de solicitudes de patente, serie sobre gestión de activos de PI, adaptación para Latinoamérica. In WIPO Manual.

Co-author of the following works:

  • Rincón, A. (2015). Teoría general de patentes. In Manual de Propiedad Intelectual.
  • Rincón, A. (2015). Derecho Farmacéutico y Propiedad Intelectual en América Latina.


  • 2007. MA in Intellectual Property from the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property (Münich, Germany)
  • 2002. Specialist in Industrial Property, Copyright, and New Technologies from Universidad Externado de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 1998. JD Law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia)

Memberships: ASIPI + ACPI + AIPPI + AIPLA

Practice Areas

  • Health regulations
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Dispute prevention and Litigation
  • Patents and New Creations
  • Industrial property
  • Trade Secrets
  • Plant breeding rights


  • German
  • Spanish
  • English

Fields of expertise