Elza Durham

    Managing Partner of EDurham Assessoria e Consultoria Empresarial, Elza Durham has been working in the area of ​​Intellectual Property for the past 15 years.

    She has a degree in biomedicine and a master’s degree in biophysics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of São Paulo. He has been an Industrial Property Agent since 2011 and holds an MBA in Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

    Her professional experience includes working with independent inventors, universities and national and international companies as well as managing the IP area in legal advisory companies.

    Currently, her main activities include technical consultancy in IP, with a focus on Patents (drafting, prosecution, subsidies to technical examination, nullity processes, studies of (in) validity and freedom to operate, etc.), Trademarks, Access to Biodiversity, as well as technical support in legal actions related to these topics.


Henry Jun Suzuki
Partner and Director at AXONAL, Henry Suzuki acts in the construction of innovation projects and networks, with focus on the creation, protection and monetization of intellectual assets. Particularly, by training and guiding teams so that they can carry out such activities themselves.
Vera M Duch Crósta
As AXONAL’s consulting partner, Vera Crósta acts mainly on open inovation, settlement of partnerships and licensing with public institutions, technology search and evaluation, partnership negotiation, formalization and follow up, as well as questions related to the access to genetic resources.
Joel Weisz
As AXONAL’s consulting partner, Joel Weisz acts mainly in the areas of project investment, strategic analysis, identification and use of credit lines and development mechanisms for RD&I.
Antonia Cardeal

As AXONAL’s consulting partner, Antonia Cardeal acts mainly on market research, product (re)positioning, marketing planning, launching and management of (new) product lines.

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