- Blog: Propiedad intelectual
Mr. Germán Corcino-Medina joined Ferraiuoli LLC in 2010 as a law clerk, and transitioned to integrate the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in 2013. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (RUM) and a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
Upon graduation from college and prior to joining Ferraiuoli, Mr. Corcino-Medina worked as an engineer in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and as a legal business analyst for the in-house law firm of an investment and debt collection company.
During his years in college, he participated in an exchange program with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Spain, for one semester. He also spent a semester as an intern at Kimberly-Clark’s Research & Engineering offices in Neenah, Wisconsin, and another semester as an intern for the Environmental Planning and Protection Division of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. He also worked as a researcher at the RUM’s Alternative Fuel Sources Laboratory.
Similarly, as part of his extracurricular activities at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Mr. Corcino-Medina acted as an editor for the UPR Business Law Journal and spent a semester at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, taking courses from its advanced (masters) program. In addition, Mr. Corcino-Medina was a practitioner in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Legal Aid Clinic, which is one of a handful of law school clinics in the nation selected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to participate in a program wherein law students are granted limited recognition to practice law (under attorney supervision) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With the Clinic, Mr. Corcino-Medina advised and represented start-up businesses and NGOs regarding different legal topics, including patent searches and applications, and copyright and trademark licensing, among others.
At Ferraiuoli, Mr. Corcino-Medina has been responsible for conducting research and analysis of sources of law, drafting contracts and opinions on all sorts of legal issues, and assisting in the preparation of presentations, articles and continuing legal education courses on IP-related matters. He has also been responsible for the generation of briefs, motions, arguments, and all related legal memoranda with primary focus on federal litigation and appellate practice before the Puerto Rico Courts of Appeals and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Districts of Puerto Rico and Texas, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.