Carlos obtained a J.D. in 1992 from the National University of Colombia, where he was Valedictorian. He did a specialization in Public Management at the Superior School of Public Management in Bogota, Colombia. Later, Carlos was awarded a scholarship by COLFUTURO to attend Franklin Pierce Law (Concord, NH, USA), where he obtained his LL.M. in Intellectual Property in 2001. While at Franklin Pierce, he acted as Teaching Assistant to professor Craig Jepson, Franklin Pierce`s law professor on Patent Law and Patents and Biotechnology.
He began his professional career with the Colombian Government, reaching the executive and directive level at the National Institute of Health and acting as a Legal Consultant for the Ministry of Health and the Inter-American Bank. After graduating from the LL.M. in Intellectual Property at Franklin Pierce Law in the United States, Carlos worked for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Miami, USA, as a Legal Advisor on the enforcement of Copyright treaties and laws in Latin America.
In late 2001, Carlos moved to Japan to take a position at the Shimizu Patent Office to be part of its international team as a Legal Advisor on IP legal and licensing matters. After five years with Shimizu Patent Office, Carlos opened his own practice in Japan, advising foreign clients wishing to enter the Japanese market on intellectual property matters.
In May 2007, Carlos joined OlarteMoure as an associate in Patents, Licensing, Litigation, and IP corporate matters. Currently, Carlos is a Partner and Head of the Asia Office based in Tokyo, Japan. From Japan, Carlos leads matters related to prosecution, licensing, IP management, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and monetization of intellectual property rights for Asian clients in Latin America or Latin American clients in Asia. He is actively involved in the support and advice of innovative clients wishing to develop high-tech products and services and commercialize their IP in Asian countries. He also assists companies and start-ups in securing investment from Asian partners, angel investors, and venture capitalists.
Carlos has been a lecturer for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Patents and Licensing. He has also lectured in Colombia, Brasil, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Peru, and Japan on Intellectual Property matters. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia. He is an author of Patents and Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources. Carlos is a member of the LICENSING EXECUTIVE SOCIETY-LES, JAPAN TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION-JTA, INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION-INTA, Asian Patent Attorney Association-APAA (Observer), International Intellectual Property Lawyers Group, Japan Patent Practice, and Colombian Association on Legal Tech-ALT+CO.