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Virgilio Topasio Maluk

Virgilio is the head of our patent team and has vast experience advising clients on all kinds of patent and technology transfer matters.

He advises our clients in the protection of their technologies during the whole cycle, from the patentability reoprts to the prosecution of their patents, both in Chile and abroad.

Virgilio also has extensive experience in patent litigation, especially in the pharmaceutical field. Virgilio also focuses on regulatory matters, especially in connection with the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and food and beverage markets.

Virgilio also participates in aspects related to the structuring of technology-based companies, advice to investors, venture capital financing processes, corporate matters related to non-profit associations, trademarks, domain names, among others.

At the same time, Virgilio has been a visiting professor in different programs related to his areas of expertise and is active in different associations, such as the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI) and the Network of Technology Managers of Chile (RedGT).


  • Lawyer, Adolfo Ibáñez University, 2011. 
  • Minor in management and marketing, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2006-2008. 
  • LLM International Business Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2019-2020.
  • Diploma in Regulatory Affairs of Medicines, Biological Products and Cosmetics, Universidad de Chile, 2018. 
  • Postgraduate degree in Economics and Finance for Lawyers, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Chile, 2012-2013. 
  • Summer Course in Intellectual Property, WIPO, 2014.

Main areas of practice

  • Intellectual Property and Innovation
  • Patents
  • Life sciences
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Competition Law


  • Associate at MICP Legal, 2014 - to date. 
  • Lawyer at the Transfer and Licensing Office, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparaíso 2012-2014. 
  • Of counsel at Chilquinta Energía S.A. 2011-2012.


  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of the Leadership Development Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Member of the Red de Gestores Tecnológicos Chile (RedGT).
  • Member of the Constitutional Committee of Red de Gestores Tecnológicos Chile (RedGT).


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Virgilio Topasio Maluk

Virgilio Topasio Maluk