About this office:
Established in 1882, SIB Societa Italiana Brevetti offers a full range of services in the field of intellectual property. Our four offices employ over 170 people, including 34 professionals. Our services are extensive, covering all areas of intellectual property including filing and prosecution of patents, trademarks, designs, models and plant variety rights as well as copyright, licensing and client representation in litigation through our legal division.
· fully qualified Italian and European patent attorneys with experience in most fields of technology, including the nanotech platform.
· former European Patent Office Examiners and Board of Appeal Members as well as court-appointed patent experts.
· fully qualified Italian and Community trademark attorneys.
· attorneys-at-law specializing in industrial and intellectual property.
· paralegals specialized in handling procedures before the Italian and European intellectual property offices.
Italy Prosecution IP Firm of the Year 2012.
Managing Intellectual Property magazine has presented SIB with the Italy Prosecution IP Firm of the Year Award 2012 for outstanding results in both patent and trademark work.
In addition to the 2012 award, SIB won the Italy IP Firm of the Year Award in 2006 and has ranked in first place for trademark prosecution in Italy for seven consecutive years (2006-2012) in Managing Intellectual Property's annual World IP Survey.
Leading patent practitioners according to IAM Patent 1000 - 2012.
We are ranked in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 published by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine.
IAM Patent 1000 notes in particular that SIB's "team comprises patent attorneys and former EPO examiners, giving it an impressive level of technical depth and familiarity with EPO requirements and procedures."
A history of forward thinking:
SIB has not only seen intellectual property develop from an obscure notion unknown to most businesses to the key asset in a global knowledge economy: we have been an active part in that process. We have contributed to shape intellectual property legislation, practice and case law, as well as to found today's world-wide community of intellectual property professionals.
As a firm, we have acquired unrivalled technical depth, legal expertise and experience. Today we devise the best solutions to protect and enhance the value of intellectual property as a business asset, conferring competitive advantage to clients world wide.
But in addition, our history of over 130 years makes us forward thinkers, which enables us to deliver the exceptional results and reach the outstanding achievements recognised yearly by the leading intellectual property surveys and guides.
Commitment to improving IP legislation:
Constant involvement in the analysis of intellectual property legislative processes both at national and European level, added to participation in major European and international intellectual property organizations, gives SIB unequalled insight into intellectual property law developments, and early awareness of new trends in the practice.
A wider perspective of intellectual property, coupled with the ability to provide the best professional resources according to our clients needs, makes SIB a leading European intellectual property firm.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Intellectual Property, Patents, European Patents, Trademarks, Community Trademarks, Industrial Models and Designs, Community Designs, Copyrights, Counterfeiting, Domain Names, European Union Law, Biochemical Patents, Biotechnology Patent Prosecution, Biotechnology Patents, Business Method Patents, Chemical Patent Prosecution, Chemical Patents, Computer and Software Patents, Computer Architecture Patents, Design Patents, Electrical Patent Prosecution, Electrical Patents, Electro-Mechanical Patents, Electronic Patents, International Patent Prosecution, International Patents, Mechanical Patent Prosecution, Mechanical Patents, Medical Patents, Metallurgical Patents, Molecular Biology Patents, Patent Applications, Patent Infringement, Patent Interference Practice, Patent Licensing, Patent Litigation, Patent Portfolio Management, Patent Prosecution, Patent Protection, Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution, Pharmaceutical Patents, International Trademarks, Internet Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Dress, Trade Names, Trademark Arbitration, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Protection, Trademark Registration, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Litigation, Copyright Protection, Copyright Registration, International Copyright Law, Internet Copyright Law, Music Copyright, Artistic Property, Brand Management, Chemical Intellectual Property, Electrical Electronic Intellectual Property, Industrial Property, Industrial Property Rights, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Rights, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Internet Intellectual Property, Literary Property, Merchandising, Medical Intellectual Property, Mechanical Intellectual Property, New Media Law, Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property, Piracy, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Competition, Plant Breeders Rights, Plant Variety Protection.
Year Established: 1882
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.