Marco Maccalli graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1990 before the Politecnico of Milan, and he is admitted to practice before the Italian State Institute of Engineers.
He is a qualified European Patent Attorney, a qualified Italian Patent and Trademark Agent, admitted to practice before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office for both patent and trademark matters, and he is admitted to practice before the Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market for both Community trademark and model matters. He successfully completed the CEIPI Course on Patent Litigation in Europe (Diploma Course at the University Strasbourg) providing the qualification required for the representation before the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
He is a member of the International Association for the Protection of the Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
He has been active in the Intellectual Property field since the year 1992; before founding the firm Maccali & Pezzoli, he was associated with the firm Jacobacci & Perani in Milan for 2 years, and formerly he performed his professional activity with the firm Mittler & C. (formerly Marchi & Mittler) in Milan for 6 years. Beforehand, he worked with STMicroelectronics in Agrate Brianza (MB) as a VLSI circuits designer for 2 years and then with Schlumberger Industries as a hardware and firmware designer for 2 years.
His practice mainly involves patents (for example, drafting, filing, prosecuting and active/passive opposing domestic, European, International (PCT), and foreign patent applications); particularly, he specializes in electronics, telecommunications, information technology, electrotechnics, and mechanics patent matters.
His practice also involves designs (for example, filing and prosecuting domestic, Community, International and foreign design applications), distinctive signs (for example, filing, prosecuting and active/passive opposing domestic, Community, International and foreign trademark applications), and copyright (for example, filing domestic and foreign registration applications).
He is capable of advising the firmӳ Clients with respect to whatever Intellectual Property related issue, for example, defining the most appropriate protection strategies, performing prior art searches, drafting advices on patentability/freedom of use/validity of patents, drafting advices on registrability/freedom of use/validity of distinctive signs, performing due diligence procedures, legal-technical assistance in judicial and out-of-court litigations with third parties, advice in agreement matter, defining management policies of Intellectual Property rights portfolios, and licensing strategies.
He is often appointed as Official Technical Consultant by the judges of several domestic Law Courts, and particularly of the Sections Specialized in Intellectual Property matters.
He is also routinely invited as lecturer to the Intellectual Property ֠Patents class of the Politecnico of Milan.
He is fluent in both written and spoken English, and he has a sound knowledge of French, Spanish and Portuguese, with a basic knowledge of German.