Jeane Johnson J.
Mrs. Johnson is the team’s patent agent so her work is focused on patents, utility models, industrial designs, and plant varieties, but she also handles regulatory, copyright and data protection matters.
With a licentiate degree in Biology from the Universidad de Panama and a postgraduate course in Intellectual Property Matters from the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), she has attended various curses and studies in Industrial Property from organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Patent Office, la Secretaría de Integración Económica Centroamericana (SIECA), la Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas (OEMP), among others.
Mrs. Johnson’s IP-related experience begins with her years as a patent examiner at the Industrial Property Office, where she quickly became the head of the Patent Department. She served as Deputy Director of the Industrial Property Office in several occasions while she was heading the Patent Department.
After having acquired extensive experience and knowledge at the Industrial Property Office, Mrs. Johnson decided to go into private practice and joined the distinguished firm Benedetti & Benedetti as the head of the Patent department, handling a very large patent portfolio and assisting multinational companies in diverse areas of science and technology.
She is a frequent speaker on issues related to patents and has been a technical advisor in Industrial Property matters for the strategic plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity; a technical advisor on patent related matters for Panama in the bilateral and multilateral negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and an instructor on Industrial Property matters such as legislation, trademark and patent application and registration process, the TRIPS Agreement and other Intellectual Property related Conventions and International Treaties for universities and governmental organizations.
Memberships: Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – ASIPI, Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law – APADEPI.
Languages: Spanish and English.
When not at the office, you can find Jeane spending time with her family.