Leo Gianotti

Leo Giannotti is directorate Adviser at the EPO in the The Hague.

Italian born, Leo Giannotti holds a degree in Electronic Engineering. He has twenty years of operational experience in patenting matters at the European Patent Office.He contributed with strategic analysis, economic studies, and scenario planning to the elaboration of EPO high-level policies, being in particular responsible for the EPO Technology Watch.

For the EPO International Cooperation, he carried out expert missions for training examiners, drafting guidelines, or elaborating policies with the Patent Offices of Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Turkey. He contributed to lay the foundations for taking into account standardisation documents as prior art at the EPO, and then to establish the cross-departmental EPO Working Group on Standards, of which is currently a member.

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