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Claudio Szabas

Managing Director Dennemeyer & Associates Brazil 

Claudio Szabas, co-founder and former partner of ASPEBY-SZABAS Industrial Property, has over 25 years of professional experience in prosecution and maintenance of IP rights. With a technical background in industrial controls and electronic engineering by the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional of Argentina and IP related courses like Introduction into Genetic Technology and Protection of Microbiological Inventions in Germany, he is registered to practice with the Brazilian PTO (INPI) and with the IPEA’s to act on behalf of BR PCT applicants.

From 1971 to 1990, Claudio Szabas worked with the engineering department of AEG Telefunken, Siemens in Argentina and with Johnson Controls’ branch in Brazil, an automation consulting firm representing US control device manufacturers merging products, engineering services and innovative technology.

Since 1990 to date, he has represented foreign and Brazilian applicants before the Brazilian Patent Office, providing legal guidance in the obtainment of patents, trademarks and enforcement in Brazil and other Latin American countries.

Claudio Szabas speaks English, German, Spanish and Portuguese and has been active in the field of IP since 1990.

Area of expertise: engineering


  • M.Sc. in Industrial Controls and Electronic Engineering


  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - Lawyer Monthly, Legal Awards 2016


  • IP License Agreements in Brazil Fencing in Brazilian PTO’s intervention- AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC., October 16, 2009
  • PCT-National Phase Entries in Brazil after the 30-Month Time Limit - IPO COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, July 2009
  • Issues and Practice Tips for International Prosecution, Incoming and Outgoing on Brazil - AIPLA 2011 Annual Meeting - October 22, 2011
  • INPI Today Facts and Figures - IPO COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, July 2010
  • Pharmaceutical Related Patent Examination Changes the Decision To “Create An Unhealthy Patent”? - IPO COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, December 2012
  • Description Sufficiency in Brazil - IPO COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, August 2011
  • Practice Tips for Patent Prosecution in Brazil - IPO COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, April 2012