Mr. Pereira has experience with every stage of litigation, from initial investigation and pleadings, through discovery, Markman, motion practice, trial, and appeal, including matters involving parallel proceedings before district courts and the patent office. He has taken and defended depositions of both fact and expert witnesses and served as an integral member of trial teams. He also has extensive experience prosecuting and defending copyright, trademark, Lanham Act and general business tort claims.
Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Pereira managed the worldwide prosecution of several families of pharmaceutical dosage formulations, and was involved in opinion work and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to pharmaceuticals and the methods and products of organic syntheses.
Mr. Pereira is active in bar associations and voluntary organizations, including at the New York City Bar Association, where he serves as the Co-chair of the Patent Amicus Subcommittee.
Mr. Pereira received his joint J.D. and L.L.M. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and his B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.