In memory of Lucas Martins Gaiarsa 1955-2018

Dr. Lucas Martins Gaiarsa (1955-2018), founding partner of Gaiarsa, Ferreira & Meyer, graduated in Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering Mauá in 1978 and Law at the University of Vale do Paraíba in 1995.

His professional career of almost 40 years dedicated to the area of Technological Innovation began in Rhodia in 1979, where he worked in Product Development in the chemical field, Client Technical Assistance and Patent Engineering. At that time, he was a Fellow of the Confederation of British Industry for Young Engineers (May & Baker, Ilford, England in the 1980s and 1981s) and had a postgraduate degree in Industrial Property from the Center d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industriale – CEIPPI ( Strasbourg, France, 1985).

In 1989, he accepted the challenge of coordinating the Johnson & Johnson’s South American Consumer Product Patents Group and participated in the Internal Product Development and Innovation Committee for 10 years. He was one of the first experts in patent searches in Brazil, with advanced knowledge of logical reasoning and search algorithms.

As a specialist in Industrial Property and Patent Expert, he worked in leading cases of high complexity since 2008, often called to act as an advisor, assessor, strategist, lecturer, expert and also in the development of strategic plans for the protection and defense of intangible assets.

His experience and profound expertise in technology and law made him one of the most respected professionals in Brazil and abroad and was recognized by numerous international publications such as The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Intellectual Asset Management, Leaders League, the Client Choice Awards by Lexology in 2019, among others.

Author of several articles in the field of Industrial Property, his greatest passion, undoubtedly, was the field of Industrial Design, where in addition to research and publications, he had a postgraduate degree in Design for Movelaria (SENAC-SP, 2009), which resulted in his own Industrial Design in Brazil DI 6904144-0. He also worked actively as a coordinator and member of the Industrial Design Committee of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

In addition to being a public translator and commercial interpreter in the English and French languages in the state of São Paulo, he was an active member of the Regional Chemistry Council – IV Region, the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI), the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents (ABAPI), the Paulista Association of Intellectual Property (ASPI) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Throughout his career, he has ministered hundreds of lectures, wrote countless of opinions in the area of Intellectual Property, coordinated multidisciplinary teams and trained numerous professionals currently active in the field of Industrial Property in Brazil and abroad.

His legacy is his generosity, he was always willing to share his knowledge.