Dr. Massimo Scuffi, President, District Court of Aosta, member of Italian Patent & Trademark Board of Appeals / former Chief Judge of the IP Division of the Court of Milan (IT)

Dr. Massimo Scuffi, President, District Court of Aosta, member of Italian Patent & Trademark Board of Appeals / former Chief Judge of the IP Division of the Court of Milan (IT)

Speaker in IP Panel I – Judges’ Panel – Expert Evidence and the Role of Experts

Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 12.00 to 14.00

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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