Speaker in IP Panel I – Judges’ Panel – Expert Evidence and the Role of Experts
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 12.00 to 14.00
Dr.Massimo Scuffi is a Supreme Court Judge, currently President of the Court of Aosta(Italy).
He set up as a judge in the 1st division of the Milan District Court, in the IP Court of Appeal and in the civil division of the Court of Cassation in Rome.
He is President emeritus of IPJA – Intellectual Property Judges Association and a member of AECLJ – Competition Law European Judges Association.
On the bench since 1977 (before he was a lawyer), he has broad experience in the area of intellectual and industrial property, unfair competition and antitrust law, dealing with several leading cases in IP area for ever 30 years.
He was a legally qualified member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) from 2000 until 2008.
He holds now the position of legal member of the Board of Appeal of the Italian Patent trademarks office (PTO) and acts as Italian delegate in the legal group of the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
He was recently appointed as a member of UPC Administrative Committee .
He is often invited as a teacher in refreshing courses for EU judges, experts, public officers, lawyers and took part to several training projects organized either by the EU Commission or by the Competition Authorities having as object to increase judiciary and to ameliorate the approximation of new countries to the European IP sectors.
He has been panelist in EPO Academy and WIPO seminars, lecturer in IP meetings and symposia held in Europe, China, Usa ,Arabic countries.
He is founder and coeditor of the Review “Italian IP Courts case-law report”, and author –in addition to countless publications-of the following books concerning such topics:
- Treaty on Italian Industrial law -2014
- Procedural law on intellectual property –2009
- The new Italian code of industrial property-2005
- Procedural law on patents and trademarks – 2001