Claudio Germinario: Lawyer with SIB Societa Italiana Brevetti

Claudio Germinario

European Patent and Design Attorney
Rome,  Italy
Phone+39 06695441

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Practice Areas

  • Patent Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Patents
  • Biotechnology Patents
  • Nanotechnology Patents
  • Patent Opposition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Industrial Property
  • Patents
  • European Patents
  • International Patents
  • Chemical Patents
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Designs
  • Design Patents
Contact InfoTelephone: +39 06695441
Fax: Fax: +39 0669544810/20
EducationUniversity of Milan (Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology)
AdmittedItalian Patent Attorney; Italian and European Trademark Attorney; European Design Attorney
Memberships Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute; Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office; AIPPI; FICPI (Biotechnology Committee); Industrial Property of the Court of Rome (enrolled with the Register of Court-Appointed Experts).
LanguagesEnglish, French, German and Spanish

Main activity providing technical counsel in patent litigation in the pharmaceutical field. Represents big pharma originator companies in infringement and nullity proceedings before Italian tribunals and courts, often working on several parallel national and transborder proceedings at once as well as maintaining strong coordination with foreign law firms.

Member of firm's Nano Bio team, involved in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications concerning new technologies in the nanotechnology platform. Performs freedom to operate and portfolio analyses in view of acquisitions and mergers of biotech and pharma companies.

Clients include primary multinational pharma companies, Italian and foreign public research institutions, Italian and foreign SMEs developing classic and high-tech medicaments in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Joined SIB 2001 after spending over 20 years with the European Patent Office in Munich, first as a biotechnology examiner and later as a member of the board of appeal competent for pharmaceuticals. Acted as rapporteur or chairman in more than 100 decisions on key points of law such as interpretation of a medicament's second therapeutic application, definition of and interaction between medical and non-medical treatments, limit of a reach-through claim, meaning of a functional claim, applicability of non-supported disclaimers, anticipating effect of speculative prior art, and others.

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Claudio Germinario

Piazza di Pietra, 38-39

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