Degree in electrical engineering (Dott. in Ing.), Italian Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Examination, appeal and opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, especially in the areas of telecommunications, software patents, electronics/circuit technologies. Assisting clients in nullity and litigation proceedings, also cross country. Counseling in licensing negotiations, particularly in relation to technical aspects of small to large patent portfolios.
Lecturer abroad, especially on EPO-related matters. Author of articles on European practice of software patents.
Italian Patent Attorney Bar Association, EPI.
Graduated in electrical engineering from the University of L'Aquila, Italy, specializing in electromagnetic compatibility. Research focusing on electromagnetic software simulators. Visiting researcher at University of Kentucky, KY, US. From 1999 to 2002, with SONY International Europe in Munich, later Sony Ericsson, working initially as mobile phones development engineer and then as project manager, leading product and new technologies projects. From 2003 to 2008, patent examiner at the European Patent Office, Munich, handling examination cases also as chairman, especially in the area of telecommunications. Joined HOFFMANN EITLE in 2008. Italian Patent Attorney since 2008. European Patent Attorney since 2010.