Domingos J. Silva

Domingos Silva

Domingos Silva is vice co-chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, diagnostics, biochemistry, and materials science areas. Domingos has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Princeton University and conducted his post-doctorate fellowship work at MIT. Domingos pursued a career as a medicinal chemistry research scientist for a biotech company and a large pharmaceutical company, working in various oncology and antibacterial programs. As a medicinal chemist, Domingos co-authored 16 peer-reviewed publications and was named as in inventor in 17 patent applications. Domingos has been practicing in the IP area since 2008, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry (including inorganic, organic, and bioorganic), diagnostics, biotechnology, and materials sciences.  


He also counsels clients on IP matters, manages complex multinational patent portfolios, and drafts legal opinions (including patentability assessments, inventorship determinations, due diligence, and freedom-to-operate opinions).

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Domingos is fluent in Portuguese and has a good understanding of Spanish.