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Giovanni Corneo

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Giovanni Corneo

Master's degree (Laurea) in Electrical Engineering
Italian Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney


Languages: Italian, English, German


Patents in the areas of electronics, software, industrial automation and electrotechnical systems, with specific experience in the telecommunications (GSM, UMTS, LTE, WiFi, 5G), video encoding and semiconductors sectors. Special expertise in standard essential patents (SEPs).

Registration of designs in Italy and at European level.

Drafting of patentability opinions; drafting of Italian, European and international patent applications; examination procedures before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) and European Patent Office (EPO); opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO. Drafting of Freedom to Operate opinions (FTO).

Drafting of legal and technical opinions relating to nullity and infringement actions in Italy and abroad; expert witness to parties (CTP) in court proceedings involving a court-appointed expert witnesses (CTU) in nullity and infringement actions before the special IP sections of the Italian courts. Coordination of nullity and infringement actions in different EU Member States. Support in conducting patent licensing negotiations.

Professional memberships

Italian IP Attorneys Association - Patents Section.
EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office).


Studied Electrical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano and the Technische Universiteit (TU), Delft, Netherlands, specialising in power systems and power electronics.

Degree (laurea) summa cum laude from the Politecnico di Milano in 2002, with a thesis on frequency inverters.

Considerable professional experience with leading patent law firms between 2003 and 2011. Italian patent attorney and European design attorney since 2006.
European patent attorney since 2008.

Joined HOFFMANN EITLE in 2011.

Has contributed to in a number of seminars on patent law in Europe and Italy, specifically in relation to enforcement and defence of patent rights in the Italian territory.