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Gold - Individuals: litigation
Recommended - Individuals: transactions
“Bird & Bird is at the very top of the IP game and has a team that not only successfully understands the technical aspects behind a patent, but also collaborates extremely well with peers and clients.” The market is unanimous in its praise for the group, which stands out on the local market for its international footprint, boutique-like approach and wonderfully joined-up team of attorneys-at-law and patent agents. Department co-leads Giovanni Galimberti and Massimiliano Mostardini “are distinguished litigators with tremendous expertise in high-value disputes”. Lately, Galimberti has been busy coordinating global SEP litigation for the Sisvel Group while the “practical and business-oriented” Mostardini has been assisting Loro Piana in enforcing its European patent concerning the characteristic opening system on its ankle boots. Flanking them on the contentious front are Elisabetta Bandera and Edoardo Bàrbera. A poised and eloquent advocate, Bandera is steadily making her mark on the country’s litigation scene and is appreciated for her deep knowledge of the mechanical, electronics and pharmaceutical sectors. IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Bàrbera was recently promoted to the partnership and complements his dispute resolution practice with refined commercialisation expertise. Turning to prosecution, Antonella De Gregori has done an impressive job with the firm’s non-contentious practice, earning instructions from some major industry players and greatly contributing to its steady upward trajectory. A master chemist, she excels at building portfolios and puts in assured performances before the European Patent Office (EPO) too. Transactions specialist Claudia Ricciardi is a favourite among research institutions and helps patrons maximise the return on their investments through lucrative licensing deals.