Mónica De Pinto
Position:Senior Patent Technical Advisor, Organic Chemist
Mónica joined Moeller IP Advisors in 1991 where she began her IP career. She is experienced in prosecuting patent applications and defending applications in written pre-grant oppositions and appeal proceedings in Latin American countries. She has particular experience in the field of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Crop Science.
Mónica graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and a two year specialization in Organic Chemistry. Following this, she spent two years at the Organic Chemistry Department at the University of Buenos Aires conducting a research project focused on the development of herbicides based on carbohydrates and sulphur compounds. In 1990, she took part in a six month scholarship at the SHELL’s Refinery Lab in Argentina.
Later in her career, Mónica furthered her education by taking two courses at the Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires. The first course was in “Prior Art Searches and Freedom-to-operate Searches” in 2009, and the second course was in “Biotechnological Patents” in 2016.
Outside of work, Mónica regularly practices yoga and sports. She loves traveling as much as possible and socializing with friends and family.
BA Chemistry and Specialization in Organic Chemistry University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Prior Art Searches and Freedom-to-operate Searches Biotechnological Patents.
Growing up bilingual, Mónica speaks fluent Spanish, German and English. She attended bilingual school since her primary school days and has the following German language qualifications “Erstes und Zweites Sprachdiplom” “Zentrale Mittelstufeprüfung” (Goethe Institut Buenos Aires); “Grosses Sprachdiplom Course” (Goethe Institut Buenos Aires). Furthermore, she has the following qualifications for English, “First Certificate in English” (FCE; Cambridge English), taken in 1987; “Certificate of Proficiency in English” (CPE; Cambridge English), first taken in 1995 and updated in 2013.