José Santos Ossa

+56 2 2928 2612

His practice focuses on health and digital health, life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, IVD's and public law, advising companies on regulatory, administrative and intellectual property issues related to the health, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical devices industry, and also their commercialization and advertising, scientific research, clinical studies, regulation of medical professions, privacy, data protection, public and private procurement and biddings, licensing, distribution and franchising. He also represents clients in administrative processes and in sanitary, administrative and judicial litigation derived from those operations.


  • Important innovator pharmaceutical companies on the defense of their intellectual and industrial property rights before Courts of Law.
  • Several major innovator pharmaceutical companies on the acquisition and defense of data exclusivity rights over their pharmaceutical products.
  • Several important innovator pharmaceutical companies on their incorporation, request and transfer of sanitary registrations, structuring and implementation of their business structure in Chile.
  • Several major multinational pharmaceutical companies on sanitary summary proceedings and representation of their rights before Courts of Law.
  • Several important multinational pharmaceutical companies on their participation in public and private bidding processes for the acquisition of their products.
  • Several major innovator pharmaceutical companies on the development of their clinical trials and scientific investigation projects in the country.


  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Life Sciences, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Life Sciences, Top Ranked Legal.


  • Professor of the Interuniversity Master of Bioethics, Universidad del Desarrollo (2017).
  • Professor of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical, Biological and Cosmetic Products Graduate Program, Universidad de Chile (since 2015).
  • Law Clerk of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group, Carey (2009-2010).


  • Co-author of the article "Regulation of price and the pharmaceutical market: Considerations for its evaluation in Chile", CeCo, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2022).
  • Author of the article "Artificial Intelligence and the Challenges of Regulating the Future", El Mercurio (2020).
  • Co-author of the article "Protection and Exclusivity of Test Data of Pharmaceutical Products in Chile", Revista de Derecho Económico, Universidad de Chile (2017).
  • Author of several local and foreign publications related to life sciences and regulatory law.


  • Law, Universidad Diego Portales.
  • Degree in Pharmaceutical Products, Biological Products and Cosmetics Regulatory Affairs, Universidad de Chile (2013).
  • LL.M., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MIPLC), Germany (2019).


  • Chile (2012).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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