Professional team


European Patent Attorney
European Patent Litigator

Paolo Gerli has been in private practice for more than twenty years and he is one of the leading patent experts in the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics fields. He looks after the patent portfolios of major pharmaceutical and chemical companies and also deals with legal enforcement proceedings and related lawsuits, consultancy as client-appointed or court expert, opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, legal opinions on patentability and freedom to operate.


  • Diploma in “Patent Litigation in Europe” (CEIPI, Strasbourg)
  • Degree in “Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology” (University of Turin)

Professional career

  • Certified European Patent Attorney
  • Patent attorney at the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM)
  • Design attorney at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • Member of AIPPI
  • Non permanent technical judge at the Unified Patent Court (UPC) since 2023
  • Registered in the list of official technical experts in Intellectual Property at the Court of Milan
  • Member of the team of experts of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for out-of-court settlement of Industrial Property disputes
  • Examiner at the EPO for ten years

Languages: Italian, English, German, French and Dutch