Partner and Member of the Board of Directors of PCA
Italian and European Patent Attorney
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University of Palermo in 1993, with a specialization in energy.
Italian Patent Agent since 1998.
European Patent Attorney since 2001.
European Design Attorney since 2003.
Ceipi Diploma Course on Patent Litigation in Europe in 2010, valid as European Patent Litigation Certificate.
Fields of activity
He has been working in the field of Intellectual Property and in PCA since 1996.
He professionally advises clients in various aspects of Intellectual Property Law with a particular focus on patents and designs, including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent and design applications in Italy and worldwide. He also deals with patent and design searches. In addition, he handles validity/infringement and patentability opinions. He also developed a strong experience in dealing with oppositions before the EPO and with litigations before the Italian Courts both as Technical Expert of one of the parties and as Technical Expert on the Judge request.
Electrotechnics, Physics, Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics.
Other professional activities
Tutor in training courses on patent matters and in courses aimed to obtain the qualification of Italian Patent Agent and European Patent Attorney, organised by the company Convey, based in Turin, since 2002.
Former Member of the Design study group of the Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute.
Member of Collegio Italiano dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian College of Industrial Property Consultants) and FICPI since 2005. Member of INTA since 2006.
Italian (mother tongue), English.
Good knowledge of French in patent matters.