He graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1979 at Bologna University, where he specialized in off-shore oil field cultivation technologies. After that he made also legal studies. He is Italian Patent and Trademark Attorney, enrolled in the Industrial Patent Consultants Order since 1985, and has been European Trademark Attorney since 1996.
He has been manager of the Verona Office of an IP consulting company for nearly three decades, where he acquired a broad knowledge of various aspects concerning the portfolio managing of IP cases for many companies and organizations.
He was technical consultant for many years in the Courts of Bologna and Venice in the relevant sections specialized in industrial property.
Stefano Ruffini has extensive experience in patent prosecution, patentability and infringement and validity opinions and licensing.
He has been involved in many patent prosecutions in mechanical and chemical technologies. This includes machines for food industry, ovens and heating apparatuses, machines for gold and other precious metal industry, machines for cutting marble and granite, filling, labeling and packaging machines, pumps and hydraulic apparatuses, expanding resin technologies.
He has also a wide experience in all aspects of patent litigation, from the initiation of lawsuits through trial, including extensive work on royalty cases.
Stefano Ruffini has also extensive experience in trademark registrability, infringement, validity opinions and licensing.
He has also a wide experience in all aspects of trademark litigation cases both in Italy and in many countries of the world from the initiation of lawsuits trough trial, including extensive work on settlement agreements preparation.