ANTONIO DI BERNARDO
PRESIDENT – Founding partner – Italian and European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney
Electronic engineer specializing in physical and mathematical aspects of the electronics, Antonio graduated at Polytechnic of Milan by working on a thesis on laser transmission giving him the opportunity to collaborate with the department of plasma physics of the University of Milan and the Université Paris south of Paris.
He began his career as an industrial property attorney after having worked in the field of installation of mobile networks and telecommunication plants. The university training and work experience led him to specialize in patents for software, telecommunications and physics, still gaining successful experience in drafting and defending mechanical patents while working for leading companies in the field of white goods.
For years, Antonio has supported primary legal firms in disputes involving
– intellectual property rights (in particular patents, trademarks, designs and copyright rights)
– civil cases relating to telecommunications networks
– civil and criminal proceedings in the field of software.
Also over the years, he has operated as technical expert of the judge in patent and software (computer forensics) litigations, analyzing the content of databases and software written in different programming languages. Even the Public Prosecutor of Milan turned to Antonio to request evaluations in the field of trademarks, designs and patents.
He followed important transactions concerning industrial property rights, gaining experience in due diligence operations, economic evaluation of patents and trademarks, registration of transfers and pledges relating to trademarks, patents and other IP rights.
Today he’s an Italian and European patent and trademark attorney, and represents clients in trademarks, patents and design matters before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM), the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Office for Industrial Property (EUIPO).
Antonio is co-author of the book “Patents and industrial property”, published by Maggioli Editore.