Massimiliano is considered a leading innovative lawyer at national and international level.
Massimiliano is the founder of Bird & Bird Italy and co-head of the Italian intellectual property group. He is also a member of the international global board, the international management committee and the international IP steering group.
He regularly advises clients, including public institutions on domestic and pan-European Intellectual Property litigation relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, advertising and unfair competition. In addition, he advises on non-contentious IP/IT/TMT and regulatory matters such as licensing, R&D, MTA, clinical trials, software agreements and IT, maintenance, outsourcing, including disruptive technologies, pre-clearance advertising and data protection. He also manages big trademarks portfolios. He operates in the life science, media, IT, internet, telecommunications, and food and luxury goods sectors.
Having graduated cum laude from the University of Milan, he has practised since 1990. A lecturer at the San Raffaele University, Massimiliano is also the author of several publications concerning licensing, product liability, copyright, transfer of technology and inventors’ awards.
He is often invited to speak at national and international conferences in the trade secrets, software, biotech (including rare diseases), charities, start-up, incubators, cloud computing and crowdsourcing sectors.
IAM Patent 1000 (2015) says: “Massimiliano Mostardini also draws praise from clients for his deft handling of mandates. “He has faced everything the patent system can throw at you – interim injunctions, criminal prosecution and even the seizure of goods from retailers’ shelves – and emerges triumphant in every case.”
Chambers Global (2015) says: “Massimiliano Mostardini remains one of Italy's most recognised IP practitioners, particularly in the area of patents. Sources acknowledge his ‘prompt assistance and exceptional communication skills.’”
WWL says: A longstanding figure in Italian IP, known for his adept handling of complex pan-European disputes
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