Giovanni DE SANTIS

Giovanni DE SANTIS


Before joining LAVOIX’s Milan office in 2018, most of Giovanni de SANTIS’s career took place in Italy, the United States and Switzerland within a leading group in energy and automation technologies.

Practice areas

Patent prosecution

Patent litigation

Trademark and Design prosecution



Due diligence

Electronics, Electricity, Physics, Mechanics

Technology Areas

Aerospace engineering


General mechanical engineering

Industrial automation


Electrical engineering

Metalworking industry

Professional Admissions

European Patent Attorney

Italian Patent Attorney

US Patent Agent


  • Patent Litigation in Europe, CEIPI Strasbourg, 2015
  • Aerospace Engineer, Polytechnique of Milan, 1995

Professional Experience

Giovanni’s activity was marked by support for research and development projects, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and financial management of a portfolio of trademarks and patents. He also participated in many European and international disputes, including for anti-infringement activities in the Middle and Far East. He developed IP strategies, conducted freedom to operate studies, performed audits, negotiated licenses, and specialized in the issue of employee inventions and patent ownership.


He handled many patent grant procedures, as well as patent validity and enforceability consultations. Giovanni also participated in training future professionals and was a member of several qualification exam committees as an Italian Patent Attorney.



  • Palmarès du Droit
  • Le Point et Statista
  • Managing IP
  • Managing IP
  • WTR 1000
  • Décideurs
  • Legal 500
  • IAM Patent 1000
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