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Broadening the innovation ecosystem in Nicaragua

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 17/05/2021

The National Commission for Creative Economy and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua inaugurated a National Innovation Center which will be available to young students and the population in general.

The inauguration of this innovation center is part of an agreement signed between thew two entities and that will directly benefit 41,000 students of all undergraduate, graduate and program levels of the University of Nicaragua.

The center is designed to give innovators easy access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services. It will help build the technical skills of future creators and users of the intellectual property system through on-site training and distance learning courses, supported by the provision of information and training materials.

The new platform is another step Nicaragua has taken to broaden the innovation ecosphere, to inspire novel inventions, to accelerate growth, and to drive the country’s global competitive edge. 

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 17/05/2021
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Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados

The Law Firm, specialized in the field of Intellectual Property, formerly known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais, was founded in 1907 by Mr. Henry Caldera, as part of a three-way operation consisting also of the import and retail of goods. With time, these three operations became separate enterprises. That same year, and through the efforts of Mr. Caldera, Nicaragua had its first Trademark Law.

In the late 1930’s, Mr. Caldera’s older son, Henry Caldera-Pallais, after obtaining a Law degree in Nicaragua, furthered his studies in the University of Michigan, where he graduated to become a U.S. Registered Patent Agent. During his stay in the United States, he gained experience working with the New York firm of Lagner, Parry, Card and Largner. In the late 1940’s, Mr. Caldera-Pallais returned to Nicaragua to take charge of the Law Firm, which became known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais.