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Paolo Marchi

He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2001, with an orientation to plant engineering and a dissertation in the field of refrigerants.

After graduation he attended a PhD course in Technical Physics at the University of Padua and worked on several research projects in the field of modelling of thermophysical properties for pure refrigerants and their mixtures. He received his PhD in 2005.

Subsequently, he continued his research work for another year, thanks to a fellowship at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (Germany) and a research collaboration at the Department of Technical Physics, University of Padua.

He is co-author of about twenty-five research publications, including more than twenty scientific papers in specialised international journals and presentations at international conferences.

Starting from 2006 he worked for eight years in the Verona Office of an intellectual property consulting firm.

He qualified as an Italian Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in 2010. He qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2011. He qualified as an Italian Trademark Attorney and EU Trademark and Design Attorney in 2014.

Through his practice, during which he has worked for several Italian companies, he has acquired a deep knowledge of the legal, procedural and practical aspects that concern managing an IP portfolio.

He has dealt with inventions in many technical fields, such as protective clothing, protective helmets, farm machinery, components and processes for building and construction in general, machinery for food industry, devices against avalanches and falling rocks, machinery for stone processing, machinery for wood processing, retrofitting of tanks, renewable energy, sports equipment, optical equipment for analysis and process control.

He has extensive experience in patent proceedings in Italy and abroad, including opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, and in technical opinions about patentability, validity, freedom to operate and infringement of patent rights. He is experienced and skilled in performing patent surveillances and patent searches. These skills have been enriched also by an internship at the European Patent Office and by continued professional education.
In addition, he has a wide experience in patent litigation, both in trial courts and out of court.

He has been frequently invited in workshops and training courses as a speaker about protection of inventions and industrial property rights.

Moreover, he has also experience in trademark matters, in connection with registration proceedings in Italy and abroad and with trademark litigation and opinions about registrability, validity and infringement.