Region: Italy

Italy: Patent litigation

Featured in Global Patent Litigation 2023

There is no ‘bifurcation’ in Italy. The assessment of the validity of the rights and the discussion regarding infringement are usually handled together in the same proceedings. They are definitely handled together in cases in which the defendant files its counterclaims in the same proceeding.

26 October 2022

Elisabetta Papa

Featured in IAM Global Leaders 2022

"One of my biggest challenges (that is what I call a professional ‘obstacle’) has been, over the years, making Italian companies and SMEs aware of the strategic importance of intellectual property and inviting them to consider the related tools available as opportunities for growth and access to global markets."

22 November 2021

Claudio Germinario

Featured in IAM Global Leaders 2022

"I always strongly recommend coordinating the patent strategies developed by different attorney teams in other jurisdictions to avoid any possible contradictions."

22 November 2021

Private practice leadership roundtable

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

Sisvel, Xiaomi reach settlement over cellular patents

Deal ends litigation in China and Europe, with Xiaomi gaining rights to mobile patents owned by Sisvel and Mitsubishi Electric

30 June 2021

European Super League could face domain and trademark issues as backlash to football revolution grows

Analysis by the team at IAM's sister publication World Trademark Review finds the 12 clubs involved are IP-savvy, but vulnerable to brand risk

19 April 2021

SCOTUS appeal a reminder that small IP mistakes can have disastrous consequences

Invalidation of mistranslated US patent is against TRIPS requirements, argues Swiss company that lost ANDA litigation as a result of the decision

11 March 2021

Mitsubishi Electric notches Chinese validity wins in wireless pool fight

A portfolio of 3G patents from a Sisvel pool is ruled valid by patent office ahead of key FRAND cases

02 November 2020

Dividing UPC life sciences division would be a mistake, warns Bracco IP strategy chief

Splitting what should have been the London court’s competencies between Paris and Munich must only be a temporary fix, says Francesco Macchetta

06 October 2020

Sisvel and u-blox eye future cooperation after settlement announcement

Auto supplier and licensing specialist end FRAND litigation and agree “multi-year solution”

28 September 2020

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