Team • Giovanni DE SANTIS

Gianni DE SANTIS - Partner

Practice areas

Patent prosecution
Patent Litigation
Unfair Competition

Giovanni DE SANTIS


European Patent Attorney | Italian Patent Attorney | US Patent Agent | UPC Representative


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.

Technology areas


  • “Patent Litigation in Europe”, 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.

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