Partner and CEO
Head of Patent Department

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Degree in bio-organic chemistry
(Universita' degli Studi of Milan)

European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Community Design Attorney
Italian Patent and Trademark Agent
Admitted before UIBM, EPO, EUIPO, WIPO and USBM

Secretary general of FICPI since 2015
Adjunct professor at Universita' degli Studi of Milan (2011-2015)
Technical expert of the Court of Milan and Venice
European Patent Litigator CEIPI diploma

He has published several articles on "Il Sole-24 Ore", "Pharmachem" and "Il Diritto Industriale".



Foreign Languages


Focus On

  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech
  • 1994-1995He worked for Fedegari Autoclavi Spa and Nalco
  • 1995He joined Dragotti & Associati
  • 2011-2015He was adjunct Professor at the "Universita' degli Studi" of Milan, where taught a course on chemical patent practice to the students of Chemical Science, Biotechnology and Industrial Chemistry
  • 2012-2015He was the chairman of FICPI's study and work commission dealing with inventions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology area. He frequently lectures on intellectual property both in Italy and abroad
  • 2015He was elected Secretary General of FICPI
  • 2022He was elected President of FICPI
  • ExpertiseExtensive experience both in prosecution and opposition procedures before the EPO as well as in patent litigations; in particular, he has been involved in patent litigations concerning the following active principles: alendronic acid (Fosamax), alirocumab (Praulent), atorvastatine (Torvast), cefaclor, citalopram (Celexa), docetaxel (Taxotere), enoxaparine (Lovenox), esomeprazole (Nexium), everolimus (Linevero), phosphatidylserine, gabapentin (Neurontin), irbesartan+HCTZ (Co-Aprovel), latanoprost (Xalatan), olanzapine (Zyprexa), omega-3, omeprazole (Omeprazen), montelukast (Singulair), natalizumab (Tysabri), quetiapine (Seroquel), ramipril, repaglinide (Novonorm), rupatadine, salmeterol + fluticasone, sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and terbinafine (Lamisil). Specialized in patent strategies, infringement and validity opinions. Extensive experience in the field of Supplementary Protection Certificates


Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute)
Collegio Italiano dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian association representing FICPI at national level)
AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys) - President
FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys) - Secretary General (2015-2022)
Board of Chemists (1996-2017)