Antonio Di Bernardo

President at Thinx
Ranked in Italy
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Antonio Di Bernardo's Profile

Antonio Di Bernardo is an Italian and European patent and trademark attorney who represents clients in trademark, patent and design matters before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the European Office for Industrial Property.

Mr Di Bernardo graduated in electronic engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, specialising in the physical and mathematical aspects of electronics. In particular, he worked on a thesis about laser transmission, which gave him the opportunity to collaborate with the department of plasma physics of the University of Milan and the Paris South University. He also obtained a master’s in IP management.

Before co-founding Thinx, Mr Di Bernardo began his career in the field of installation of mobile networks and telecommunication plants. His university training and work experience led him to become an industrial property attorney specialised in patents for software, telecommunications and physics, gaining at the same time invaluable experience in drafting and defending mechanical patents while working for leading companies in the field of white goods. Mr Di Bernardo followed important transactions concerning industrial property rights, working on due diligence operations, economic evaluation of patents and trademarks, registration of transfers and pledges relating to trademarks, patents and other IP rights.

Mr Di Bernardo has successfully supported lead counsels in disputes involving IP rights, mainly patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. He has also assisted firms in civil cases involving telecommunication networks and in civil and criminal proceedings in the field of software.

Over the years, he has worked as a technical court expert in patent and software (computer forensics) litigations, analysing the content of databases and software written in different programming languages. He has also assisted public prosecutors in Milan and Ancona with evaluations in the field of trademarks, designs and patents.

Mr Di Bernardo is a professor at the University La Statale of Milan and co-author of the book Patents and Industrial Property.

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