Dott. Roberto Pistolesi

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About me

Roberto has background in organic chemistry. He frequently advises clients on patent strategies and provides infringement and validity opinions and has an extensive experience both in prosecution and opposition procedures before the EPO, where he has been involved in more than 100 cases before the Opposition Divisions or the Boards of Appeal.

He also has a wide expertise in multi-national patent litigations; in particular, he has been involved as party expert in patent litigations concerning the following active principles: alendronic acid (Fosamax), alirocumab (Praulent), atorvastatine (Torvast), cefaclor, citalopram (Celexa), docetaxel (Taxotere), enoxaparine (Lovenox), esomeprazole (Nexium), everolimus (Linevero), phosphatidylserine, gabapentin (Neurontin), irbesartan+HCTZ (Co-Aprovel), latanoprost (Xalatan), olanzapine (Zyprexa), omega-3, omeprazole (Omeprazen), montelukast (Singulair), natalizumab (Tysabri), quetiapine (Seroquel), ramipril, repaglinide (Novonorm), rupatadine, salmeterol + fluticasone, sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and terbinafine (Lamisil).

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Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Biochemistry and pharmacology
  • Biotechnology; plant technology
  • Chemistry
  • Food technology
  • Industrial chemistry and chemical engineering
Professional Experience
  • IP counselling
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent oppositions
  • Patent prosecution

Roles in FICPI

  • Italian
  • English
  • French