I've practiced law since 1990, having graduated from the University of Milan. I was the founding partner of Bird & Bird Italy and today my role is an international one: I have been Chairman of the firm since 2016, and I am passionate about protecting the values of our firm.
My advice informs our clients on domestic and pan-European Intellectual Property litigation around patents, trademarks, copyright, advertising and unfair competition in life science, media, IT, internet, telecoms, food, fashion and luxury goods.
As well as managing trademark portfolios, I also advise on non-contentious IP/IT/TMT and regulatory issues such as licensing, R&D, MTA, clinical trials, software agreements and IT, maintenance, outsourcing, disruptive technologies, pre-clearance advertising and data protection.
I lecture at San Raffaele University and continue to publish in the areas of licensing, product liability, copyright, technology transfer and inventors awards.
You'll find me in the IP and Life Sciences sections of a number of the key international directories. I'm often invited to speak at conferences covering sectors and issues as diverse as biotech, incubators, cloud computing and crowdsourcing.