Patents and utility models

Protecting an invention with a patent means making research and innovation investments profitable and having an effective business tool.

Patents and utility models

What are patents and utility models

Patents for inventions and utility models protect the technical and functional aspects of an innovation which possesses three essential characteristics: it is new, original and has industrial applicability.

If an invention is innovative but a patent application is not filed, disclosing or marketing it could result in losing the possibility of protecting it with a patent, to the benefit of the competitors which could exploit the same idea.

Why file a patent application

Protecting an innovation with a patent means recognizing its value as a strategic asset of the business: the patent holder acquires the right to prevent third parties from producing, using, marketing, selling or importing their product, applying their procedure or selling or importing any product obtained through said procedure. The patent offers a competitive advantage over the competition and is an effective protective tool that should be used when necessary.

How we work

Together with you we devise and develop the best protection strategy for your innovation, starting by assessing the patentability of the invention or specific parts thereof that can be protected with a patent. Having configured the most effective strategy, we prepare, draft and file the application and follow the process until the patent is granted, both in Italy and in all countries worldwide where there are applicable laws to protect technical innovations.

Where we operate

We operate directly with the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM), the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva with regard to all procedures relating to – respectively – Italian, European and international (PCT) patent applications. We have a network of trusted local associates with whom we operate in countries all around the world.

Working together

Innovation is founded on ideas: we can help you to protect them through our consulting services and the adoption of intellectual property instruments to protect your projects and maintain your competitive advantage in the markets in which you operate and in those you seek to conquer.

Multidisciplinary approach

With our team of specialized legal professionals and technical consultants, you find your one-stop reference for all your intellectual property needs.

Ongoing assistance

We support you both in the creation and in the enforcement of your intellectual property rights, taking the most appropriate actions to defend them and ensure recognition of their value.

Strategic vision

Ad hoc strategies to protect and value your intellectual property titles, manage them as business assets to increase competitiveness, continue to innovate and distinguish yourself on the market.

International outlook

We offer worldwide protection for your innovative ideas: we help you to establish a solid presence abroad thanks to our network of international partners.


From our offices in Modena, Bologna and Milan, we can provide our consulting services throughout Italy.

Write to us to find out how we can support your business and add value to your innovation.

Viale Corassori, 54 – Modena, (Italy)
T +39 059 359916
Via De Amicis, 19 – 20123 Milano
T +39 02 8378190
Via Arienti 15/2A – 40124 Bologna
T +39 051 223626
Follow us