I am an associate in Bird & Bird's office in Milan, where I focus on different intellectual property issues mainly concerning patents, trade secrets and software. In particular, I deal with litigation and provide advice on how give value to intellectual property.

I specialise in patents (telecommunications, electronics, mechanical, including Standard Essential Patents), trade secrets, software, trade marks and designs.

I advise clients on the best strategies to litigate intellectual property rights. I frequently discuss cases before the Italian Courts and have gained significant experience in managing customs anti-counterfeiting surveillance. I manage both pan-European and domestic cases always looking at the end result.

Driven by my desire to reach long term solutions and mix different scenarios, I have taken part in projects aimed at enhancing the value of intellectual property rights. These include contributing to the development of a new service to provide companies with a tailored protection for trade secrets under legal and technological perspectives. Moreover, I deal with other cross-practice services including Patent Box applications (the tax relief allowing companies to save taxes on income deriving from products exploiting intellectual property rights developed in Italy).

I am a member of the EPLAW as well as of the Editorial Board of the EPLAW blog. I am a speaker at seminars and conferences about patents and trade secrets. I am co-author of a book on trade secrets and regular contributor to the Kluwer Trademark Litigation Smart Charts. I co-conceived the project NEXT® - New Generation Excellence Training, a training programme focused on soft skills for the next generation of general counsel.

  • Advising a digital entertainment company in anti-piracy matters, being particularly focused on those devices aimed at circumventing the technological protection measures implemented in consoles and videogames. The assistance also includes surveillance activities, civil litigation, managing the relationship with Customs and Italian Criminal Courts.
  • Representing a non-practising entity in proceedings related to patents covering different technologies, including Standard Essential Patents. During this project the client obtained precautionary measures and judgments after proceedings on the merits awarding it with damages compensation.
  • Advising a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialisation of different kinds of beverages in precautionary proceedings and following proceedings on the merits for the infringement of its famous trade marks by two Italian companies. The client obtained - inter alia - precautionary measures and a judgment acknowledging the trade marks' reputation and awarding damage compensation.
  • Advising several companies in precautionary proceedings (asking for description, seizure and injunction measures) claiming unauthorised acquisition, disclosure and use of trade secrets, poaching of employees and clients and unfair competition.
  • Advising a company on the enforcement of its patent portfolio concerning Electronic Programme Guides including licensing negotiations and litigation.
Education
  • Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi', Laurea Magistrale, Giurisprudenza
  • Università degli Studi di Bari, Laurea Triennale, Scienze giuridiche
Admissions
  • Ordine Degli Avvocati di Milano (Milan Bar Association) in 2010