José Ricardo Aguilar

José Ricardo Aguilar graduated in Law at the Law School of Coimbra University (2000), with a post-graduate in Bank, Insurance and Stock Market Law (2001) and Corporate Law (2003) by the same university.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados Portugueses) since 2003.

José is Head of Legal at Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) since 2001, also since 2008 part of VCI – IPN´s Knowledge Valorisation and Commercialization Department. Within this scope, José actively works in intellectual property, supporting the drafting of technology transfer agreements and other scientific/company-related documents and agreements, as well as in the activities of ESA Space Solutions Portugal.

José is an invited lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy of Coimbra University, co-responsible for the modules “Regulatory Affairs and Patents” (since 2010-2011) of the Degree in Biomedical Pharmacy and “IP, Innovation and Entrepreneurship” of the Master in Pharmacy.

Additionally, José is member of the EPO Advisory Committee on Patent Information and Documentation (2018), the EUIPO Observatory SME Expert Group (2019) and EARTO – European Association of Research and Technology Organizations Working Group Legal (2019).