Milan – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – DLA Piper is delighted to announce the appointment of leading Italian IP expert, Roberto Valenti as a partner in its Technology, Media and Commercial Group (“TMC”). Roberto joins DLA Piper on 1 July 2007 and will be based in Milan. He will lead the IP practice and work closely with TMC location head, Giangiacomo Olivi.
Roberto founded the IP boutique LGV Avvocati in 2003, after spending nine years in the leading Italian law firm, Trevisan & Cuonzo. Roberto has a wide IP practice which includes registered and unregistered trade marks, copyright and new technologies, industrial property, advertising, e-commerce, privacy and security information and civil law.
Roberto Valenti lectures in Industrial Property at the University of Pavia and in Civil Procedure at the University of Urbino.
The Italian TMC practice will benefit from Roberto’s arrival and will be able to expand further in a booming sector, building new synergies within DLA Piper in Italy and abroad.
Federico Sutti, Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Italy said: “DLA Piper is able to complete its offer in the TMC sector with the appointment of a professional with great experience and competence in the IP sector and related litigation”.
Roberto Valenti is 39. He holds a JD (1994) and a PhD in IP (2000) from the University of Pavia.