Giovanni DE SANTIS

Giovanni DE SANTIS


Giovanni DE SANTIS joined LAVOIX in 2018.

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

Before joining LAVOIX in September 2018 in the Milan office, Giovanni DE SANTIS spent most of his career in Italy, USA and Switzerland in a major group of energy and automation technologies.


His activity was split between support for R&D projects as well as M&A activities, budgeting and annual financial planning of the portfolio of brands and patents.


His experience includes involvement in European and international litigation, including anti-counterfeiting activities in the Middle and Far East, the development of IP strategies, freedom to operate studies, audits, licensing negotiations, and treatment of inventions of employees and patent ownership issues.


He has handled a significant number of patent granting procedures, patent validity and patent oppositions.


Giovanni DE SANTIS participated in the training of future professionals and has been several times member of the Italian Patent Qualification Examination Committee.



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  • LAVOIX - Legal500(2)
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