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Enrico Eterno

Master's degree (Laurea) in Chemistry, Industrial Chemist, Italian Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Design Attorney


Languages: Italian, English, German, French


Patents in the areas of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, dairy products, animal feeds and microbiology, in particular microorganisms. Experience also in the field of fluoropolymers.

Consolidated experience in engineering matters, in particular in the fields of household appliances and equipments, medical devices, materials and textile technologies and related manufacturing machinery, weapons, packaging systems and transfer systems.
Drafting of patentability opinions; drafting of Italian, European and international patent applications; examination procedures before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) and European Patent Office (EPO); opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO. Drafting of Freedom to Operate opinions (FTO).

Legal and technical opinions relating to nullity and infringement actions in Italy and abroad; expert witness to parties (CTP) in nullity and infringement actions involving a court-appointed expert witnesses (CTU) before the special IP sections of the Italian courts. Coordination of nullity and infringement actions in different EU Member States. Support in conducting patent licensing negotiations.
Registration of designs in Italy and at European level.

Professional Memberships

Italian IP Attorneys Association - Patents Section.
EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), Designs Section.
EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office).


Swiss school leaving examination at the Cantonal School of Chur (German-speaking Switzerland), graduated from State University of Milan in heterogeneous catalysis, and passed the state qualifying examination to practise professionally as a chemist.

Completed internship at BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany), worked at the State University of Milan (Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry) tutoring post-graduate Master's students and developing an R&D project in collaboration with Eurotecnica S.p.A.

He has been working in Intellectual Property since 2005, for more than 11 years in one of the first Italian patent firms, and he joined HOFFMANN EITLE in 2018.

He has participated as a speaker in a number of seminars on patent law in Europe and Italy, specifically in relation to the enforcement and defence of patent Rights in Italy.