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Associate, Dr. Ing., Italian Patent Attorney, Professional Representative in Community Design matters before the EUIPO.
native Italian speaker, fluent in English, familiar with Spanish
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Sergio graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pisa where he specialized in Industrial Automation and Robotics.
Sergio has significant experience in patent matters beginning with his initial professional position with an IP firm in Pisa, where he specialized in the mechanical and electronic fields, in particular with technology developed by international research institutions and universities.
Sergio also gained direct industry experience with the shipyard company Azimut-Benetti s.p.a, in planning, managing, coordinating and supervising the assembly processes of large luxury yachts.
Sergio has an extensive practice drafting and prosecuting European and Italian patent applications relating to a broad range of engineering subject-matter in the fields of mechanics and electronics, such as industrial automation and robotics. He is often involved in the coordination of international prosecution of patent applications, with particular reference to USA, China and Japan. He is also experienced in prior art document searches and in freedom-to operate and infringement analysis and opinion-writing. He also has experience in industrial design applications and in providing tailored strategic and practical advice on all IP related needs.
Areas of Expertise
Core expertise in engineering matters and in particular in the field of robotics, human-machine and haptic interfaces, sensors, transducers, mechatronics, automotive brake systems, textile machines, packaging machines, handling devices, tool machines, cutting machines, medical devices, machines for producing or transforming food, naval devices, and household products.
Although based in Milan, Sergio frequently meets with clients throughout Europe for counseling on specific protection and defensive strategies.
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