José Santacroce


José has over 30 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. He joined Moeller’s Patent Department in 2018. Since July 2020 he is partner and consultant.

For the majority of his career, he worked at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany. He was a patent examiner in the telecommunications field for 17 years before being promoted to Director in the computers field (human-computer interaction) where he has managed 52 examiners for the last 12 years.

Bringing his extensive managerial experience to Moeller, Jose leads a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified technical advisors, lawyers and paralegals in the day-to-day work of drafting, filing and prosecuting patents throughout the Latin American region.

Furthermore, he is responsible for performance and quality management, training, reporting and recruitment. He ensures client satisfaction in all aspects of the Patent Department.

He has presented on the topic of computer-implemented inventions at several international conferences. In addition, he was a lecturer and instructor covering, among other areas, topics related to patent law and computer-implemented inventions at the Chinese, Vietnamese, Philippine, Russian, Mexican, Brazilian, Argentine and Colombian Patent Offices within the framework of the WIPO and EPO International Technical Cooperation programs.

He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Buenos Aires.

Outside the office, José enjoys playing tennis, motorcycling, hiking and music

José Santacroce


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Jose speaks fluent Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.