Celia Lerman

Intellectual Property Lawyer in California & Argentina

WHO AM I?

I am a lawyer that helps technology companies protect their intellectual property, in the United States and Argentina. I am also on the faculty of the Torcuato Di Tella Law School.

Connecting Two Regions

The focus of the my career since I was 21 has been connecting Latin America and the United States, two cultures that I understand on a deep level. On the Latin American side, I grew up in Buenos Aires, was the valedictorian of the Di Tella Law School, I’ve been an associate at a law firm in Buenos Aires and have resolved complex international cases. On the American side, I received my Masters in Law from Stanford and lived in Silicon Valley, I was a research fellow at Columbia and lived in New York, I’ve been working with American companies for a decade — and, perhaps most importantly, my husband and two children are American.

My Strengths

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IP Strategy

Protecting your intellectual property starts long before filing any forms; a good strategy is the key, and a bad strategy can lead directly to failure.

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IP Paperwork

Doing all the necessary paperwork requires an obsession with detail, dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’.

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Being Solution-Oriented

Thinking like a businessperson is critical. Solutions are not about minimizing all potential risk; but instead about solving problems in a practical way to help clients achieve their business goals.

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Following Through

Being organized and responsive isn’t enough; you need to also follow through with the agencies, with the clients, with the other parties. My philosophy is to following-through until the matter is solved, and to be proactive to prevent new issues.

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Responding Very Quickly

Responsiveness and constant communication that is not easy to find in Latin America.

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Operating Bilingually

Speaking both English and Spanish at a native fluent speaker levels, I’m profoundly comfortable working in an international context.

My Legal Practice

RESEARCH

I’ve had my research funded by Columbia as a research fellow, Penn as a grant recipient, Stanford where I was a SPILS fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and Di Tella where I’m on the faculty. My research focuses on intellectual property law, specifically:

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CONTACT

If you’re interested in my work, then please contact me!

+54 911 4076 0000

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