Panelist Profile


Martin Bensadon

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal , Partner (AR)


Martín Bensadon joined Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in 1991 and has been a partner of the firm since 1998. He specializes in industrial property and more particularly in patent law. Martín has advised several national and foreign firms in the ag-biotech sector where he obtained the first preliminary injunction. Nowadays, he is deeply involved in advising clients on prosecution issues related to the recently enacted biotech directive.

He graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1991 and obtained a Master in Laws at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. In the same year he also worked as a foreign associate in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.

He has participated in seminars on industrial property and has written two books on Argentine Patent Law as well as various articles on subjects related to his area of specialty in national and international publications.

He used to be a postgraduate Professor of Industrial Property at the Universidad Católica Argentina and the Universidad de Palermo while he currently teaches at the Universidad Austral and Universidad de San Andrés. He was a Guest Researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law and a Visiting Scholar at The George Washington University Law School.

At present he is a member of the Asociación Argentina de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial; the Asociación Interamericana para la Protección de la Propiedad Industrial; the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI), where he currently holds the position of the president of the Argentine group; the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.