Mr. Stefano Gotra

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About me

I Have worked at Bugnion since 1989 and from 2001 to 2022 I have headed the Parma office.
Member of the Board from 2006 to 2015.
I manage significant intellectual property portfolios (patents, trademarks and designs).

Considerable experience in patents (especially food plants, bottling plants and container transport lines), designs (fashion, houseware, glassware) and trademarks.

I contributed to the volumes: “Knapsack problems: algorithms and computer implementations”, Wiley Ed. 1989; “Commented Code of Industrial and Intellectual Property”, UTET Ed. 2011.

Speaker at many seminars and author of articles.

Professional Associations

Italian and European Patent Attorney.

Italian and European Trademark and Design Attorney.

Member of the Italian Industrial Property Consulting Association since 1991.

Member of the board of FICPI Italy (Collegio Italiano dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale) since 2016.

Member of EPI (European Patent Institute), Union of European Intellectual Property Practitioners.

Member of the Engineering Association of Parma.

Academic Qualifications

Degree from University of Bologna in Electronic Engineering, specialization in computer science and management.

Social Media

Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Food technology
  • Manufacturing methods and product handling
Professional Experience
  • Industrial designs and copyright counselling
  • IP counselling
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent prosecution
  • Trade mark counselling

Roles in FICPI

  • CET 3 International Patent Matters

    CET Group 3 focuses on developments of the international patent system and provides guidance to its users. Such developments can relate to both substantive and procedural aspects of patent law, and CET3 follows them across jurisdictions.

    CET3 identifies issues that deserve study, conducts the studies and provides guidance through various outputs available to the users of the patent system such as Guidelines, Position papers, and Resolutions. CET3 actively contributes to forging and advocating the position of FICPI in discussions on patent law harmonisation in key study and discussion groups such as the Group B+ and at the forums established by WIPO.

    CET3 also monitors and studies international agreements and conventions relating to patents, follows the developments of the PCT system and, where necessary, provides comments to WIPO and relevant authorities for defending a well-balanced international patent system.

  • Member
  • Italian
  • English