Matías Valenzuela


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Matías Valenzuela is an associate biochemist and leader of the patent department. His work focuses on strategies for the protection of patents for inventions, especially those related to the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological areas, both nationally and internationally. He also collaborates in the preparation of state-of-the-art search reports, patent drafting, F.T.O. reports, analysis, and responses to patentability objections.


  • Patent Protection Strategies.
  • Patents for Invention, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Industrial Drawings.
  • Plant Varieties.
  •  State of The Art Searches, Patent Drafting, FTO, Comparative Analysis.
  • Regulatory.


  • Leaders League


  • ASIPI (“Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Industrial”).
  • INTA (International Trademark Association).
  • IPO (Intellectual Property Owners).
  • AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association).


  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Biochemistry, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile, 2012.
  • Biochemist, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile, 2014.
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile, 2014.
    • Courses:
      • Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, WIPO Academy, 2016.
      • Fundamental Aspects of the Drafting of Patent Applications, WIPO Academy, 2016.
      • Search for Patent Information, WIPO Academy, 2017.
      • Advanced Patent Course, WIPO Academy, 2018.


  • 2013 – 2014, professor in charge of the Microbiology Laboratory course for nursing and chemistry and pharmacy careers, at “Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello”.
  • 2012 – 2014, research assistant in the FONDECYT project “Identification and analysis of pseudogenes involved in the evolutionary adaptation of Salmonella Typhi to the human host”.
  • 2015, research assistant in the FONDECYT project “Loss of key functions drives Salmonella Typhi adaptation to human host”.
  • Collaborated in the publication of the following scientific articles annexed to ISI journals: “Salmonella Typhi shdA: Pseudogene or Allelic Variant”, infection, genetics and evolution (2014); “Pseudogenization of sopA and sopE2 is functionally linked and contributes to virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi”, infection, genetics and evolution (2015); “S tg fimbrial operon from S. Typhi STH2370 contributes to association and cell disruption of epithelial and macrophage-like cells”, Biological research (2015); “Lose to win: marT pseudogenization in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi contributed to the surV-dependent survival to H2O2, and inside human macrophage-like cells” infection, genetics and evolution (2016); and “Cysteine auxotrophy drives reduced susceptibility to quinolones and paraquat by inducing the expression of efflux-pump systems and detoxifying enzymes in S. Typhimurium” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (2019).


  • Spanish.
  • English.