Armando Arenas is a Partner at OLIVARES, joining the firm in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Law degree in 1995 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He co-chairs the Litigation and Life Sciences Area at the firm, advising clients on highly complex litigation and regulatory matters before the Mexican Health Authority (COFEPRIS). He is also President of the Regulatory Affairs Committee of ASIPI.
Among his achievements are the following:
Obtaining through litigation the correction of the life term of pharmaceutical patents granted under transitory art. 12 of the law for the Promotion and Protection of Industrial Property, representing more than seven innovation companies. As well as the recognition and protection of clinical data (DPE) on medicines by COFEPRIS through litigation.
The declaration of infringement of pharmaceutical patents against generic drug manufacturers that invaded patents that protect active ingredients, pharmaceutical formulations and production processes of biotechnological drugs, to maintain the market exclusivity of their clients.
It has also obtained the nullity of marketing authorizations of generic medicines for violating the Mexican linkage system for the benefit of patent holders that protect active ingredients, pharmaceutical formulations and medical uses.
He has successfully participated in civil actions for damages to obtain the payment of compensation for violating the Industrial Property rights of the clients.