Director of patents, computer programs and topographies of integrated circuits
National Institute of Industrial Property
As director of patents, computer programs and topographies of integrated circuits at Brazil’s National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Liane Lage has coordinated the office’s programme to combat its patent backlog. The plan aims to reduce the number of backlog requests by 80% by 2021 and to reduce the average term of the patent grant to approximately two years from the request for examination. Lage has worked at INPI since 1998, also serving as head of the organic chemistry division and general patent coordinator of chemistry and deputy director of patents during this time.