J. Ian Raisbeck 

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Areas of Practice 

Patents; Trademarks; Plant Breeder's Rights; Trade Secrets; Copyrights; Civil, Criminal and Administrative Litigation; Anti-counterfeiting; Unfair Competition, Corporate Law.


B.S. - Biomedical Engineering (1990), B.E. - Electrical Engineering (1990), M.S. - Biomedical Engineering (1992), J.D. (2004).




Spanish, english and French

Ian received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (cum laude) and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) in 1990 from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee). He also received an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida). In 2004 he received his J.D from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).

He began his professional career at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where he worked in basic research in the area of clinical neurophysiology during 1993. In 1994 he joined Coulter Corporation (currently Beckman Coulter Inc.), in the Research and Development and the Product Development Departments, where he developed new technologies and designed medical instrumentation in the area of hematology until 1998, when he returned to Colombia.

In Colombia he joined a prestigious law firm where he worked at the patent department from October 1998 until July 2003, when he co-founded his own firm. In December 2010, Ian left his old firm to form a new firm raisbeck & castro.

Ian’s expertise lies in the prosecution and administrative, civil and criminal litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and plant breeder’s rights, as well as litigation against counterfeits and contraband, unfair competition and consumer protection. His experience includes being lead counsel in a patent infringement case obtaining the first ever first instance criminal conviction in Colombia, as well as his active participation in anti-counterfeiting activities for several industries, including pharmaceutical products and software. Ian has been called as an expert by the WHO for their IMPACT program in order to aid in the development of legal regulatory, civil and criminal guidelines to fight against the counterfeiting of medical products. Ian has led many committees in the IP field, including having directed the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Subcommittee for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce intellectual Property Committee.


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