Lorenzo de Martinis

Lorenzo de Martinis is a partner and coordinator of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Baker McKenzie Italian Offices (Rome and Milan). Lorenzo and his team are top ranked and highly recommended in the main international legal directories such as Chambers and The Legal 500. Lorenzo specializes in technology disputes and trade secrets litigation. From 2001 he is professor from practice at MBA programs of the University of Bologna and Bocconi University of Milan.

I OVERVIEW Technology disputes in Italy involve a large and varied amount of litigation, ranging across sectors covered by traditional patents (mechanical, electronic and pharmaceutical), telecommunications and other fields that are often hotbeds of new industry technology standards that can be protected by standard-essential patents (SEPs). Such standards may, in turn, generate licensing disputes. Disputes also often occur in sectors that involve more innovative and trend-setting technologies, such as the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence…