Marco Benedetto

Italian Industrial Property Attorney at HOFFMANN EITLE SRL

Marco Benedetto is an Italian industrial property attorney, European patent attorney and European trademark and design attorney.

Mr Benedetto’s work focuses on industrial rights in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, foodstuffs, dairy products, animal feeds and microbiology (particularly micro-organisms and moulds). He also has experience working in dentistry and pharmaceutical materials and filing biological materials in accordance with the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.

Further, Mr Benedetto:

  • drafts and prosecutes Italian, Patent Cooperation Treaty, European and foreign patent applications;
  • drafts legal and technical opinions relating to nullity and infringement actions in Italy and abroad;
  • provides technical consultancy in nullity and infringement actions before the specialised Italian IP courts; and 
  • supports clients in conducting patent licensing negotiations.

Mr Benedetto has lectured on industrial property law at the Universities of Ferrara and Bologna, the National Research Centre in Bologna, the Institute for Research, Hospitalisation and Healthcare Foundation at the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena in Milan, the Siena School of Biotechnology, Convey Intelligence and Knowledge Srl of Turin, the University of Milan, the Life Science IP Seminars and the Italian Society of Regulatory Affairs.

Mr Benedetto studied chemistry at the University of Florence and wrote a thesis on the determination of protein structures. From 1998 to 2008, he was active in the patents arena with a leading Italian patent law firm. He qualified as an Italian patent attorney in 2005, as a European patent attorney in 2009 and as an Italian and European trademark attorney in 2014. He joined HOFFMANN EITLE in 2008.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • Italian IP Attorneys Association

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Milan 20154

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