Global law firm Dentons recently announced the recruitment of Federico Fusco as a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology (IP&T) practice in the Milan office. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing patent litigation in all sectors, with a specific focus on new technologies, leveraging on synergies with the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team.

Fusco, who joins from Hogan Lovells, has more than 15 years’ experience in the litigation of complex intellectual property disputes relating to patents, trade secrets, design, copyright, trademarks and unfair competition. He also has considerable experience in advertising litigation and in assisting Internet service providers in relation to alleged copyright infringements by users.

He advises on corporate transactions involving intangible assets, licensing and technology transfer agreements, commercial collaboration and co-branding. He also handles copyright contracts – including software contracts – and represents companies in negotiations with collective rights management societies, as well as in disputes before the Italian courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

His client base includes leading Italian and international clients in high-end technology industries, such as automotive, energy, life sciences, and also luxury and consumer goods, publishing and entertainment.

“With Federico Fusco’s arrival, our IP&T department further consolidates its presence in the growing technology sector,” said Federico Sutti, Italy Managing Partner.

“The addition of Federico Fusco allows us to strengthen the integration between our TMT and IP&T service offering. We will work together to support our clients in enhancing and protecting their data, strategic assets and new technologies,” added Giangiacomo Olivi, Head of IP&T Italy.

Federico Fusco commented, “I am excited to be joining a firm like Dentons, with a global footprint and a respected IP&T practice that assists clients with high-profile complex litigations and multi-jurisdictional transactions, not only in Europe but also in other key markets around the world.”



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