Antonio Mario PIZZOLI

Partner

Experience

Antonio’s practice, started in 1992, has focused on drafting and prosecuting Italian and European patent applications for, and providing advice to, multinational companies with a wide range of interests, but also universities and research organisations, and medium-sized companies.

He assists clients in obtaining protection in foreign countries, in particular in the USA and Far Eastern countries, which gives Antonio a deep understanding of the aspects of critical importance to US clients.

His work has concentrated on patents in the field of mechanics and electronics.

He also advises clients on the protection of software and designs.

Antonio is enrolled with the Register of Court-Appointed Experts on Industrial Property of the Court of Milan, among the largest of twelve Italian Courts with a specialised IP section. He also acts as ex-parte expert in patent litigation.

Activity

Italian and European patents in the field of mechanics and electronics, in particular software patents, including oppositions and appeals before the EPO.
Counsel on patents and designs, unitary patents and Unified Patent Court.
Court expert in patent litigation.

Memberships

Member of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute), of the Collegio dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian section of FICPI), of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, of AIPPIFICPI (Chair of CET Group 4, European and Unitary Patents – Unified Patent Court), SACEPO (Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office) and EPLIT; enrolled with the Register of Court-Appointed Experts on Industrial Property of the Court of Milan.

Recognitions

Managing Intellectual Property IP Star Italy 2014-2017.
Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2013-2017.

Qualifications

Italian and European Patent Attorney, Italian and European Trademark Attorney, Community Design Attorney.

Education

Five-year degree in Electronic Engineering, Polytechnic University of Milan.
Diploma in “Patent Litigation in Europe”, Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (R. Schuman University, Strasbourg).