Michele Fattori


Michele Fattori

M. Sc.

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney


Michele Fattori

M. Sc.

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

Michele Fattori started a cooperation with Eisenführ Speiser in 2022.

Having worked for several years, with roles of increasing responsibility, in the patent departments of large multinational corporations, Michele Fattori, who is an Italian patent attorney, has gained hands-on experience in all facets of intellectual property management, from drafting patent applications and developing strategic IP portfolios to handling trade secrets, litigations and negotiations. 

His practice is particularly focused on helping innovation-driven companies navigate the complex world of intellectual property by maximizing the value of their IP assets whilst minimizing any associated legal risks. 

Michele Fattori holds a CERTing Advanced certification in Intellectual Property Management.

He speaks Italian and English, as well as French (basic skills).

Technical focus

  • Ceramic technology
  • General packaging technology
  • Aseptic food packaging 
  • Polymer products and applications
  • Composite materials
  • General mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Automotive engineering
  • Industry 4.0 


Michele Fattori obtained a Master's degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he graduated with an experimental thesis on the viscoelastic properties of a composite material. He also completed courses at the University of Bologna (Innovation and Project Management, Intellectual Property Economics, History of Professions) and at the Bologna Business School (Intellectual Property & Intangible Assets Valuation). 

Legal training in Italian patent law (Convey, Milan, 2003-2004) and European patent law (CEIPI, Strasbourg, 2007-2009), as well as at the University Politecnico di Milano (Industrial Property Course on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court), 2019 and at the University of Milano Statale (Advanced Course on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Platforms), 2021. 


  • Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute – Patent Section
  • Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
  • Order of Engineers of the Province of Modena
  • Italian Patent Information Users Group (AIDB)
  • Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys in Italian Industry (AICIPI) 

Publications & Presentations

Accessibility of Italian patent information and its effects on the quality of patenting procedures

Original title: Accessibilità della documentazione brevettuale italiana e suoi riflessi sulla qualità delle procedure di brevettazione, in: Rivista dell'Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale, year 28, issue 2, p.13.

The patent attorney profession in Italy and Europe: a short history and present challenges

Original title: La professione del consulente in brevetti tra Italia ed Europa: brevi cenni storici e sfide presenti, in: Notiziario dell'Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale, year 28, issue 1, p. 28.

Organising an in-house Intellectual Property department

Original title: Organizzazione di un ufficio dedicato alla Proprietà Industriale all’interno di enti o imprese, in: Notiziario dell'Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale, year 27, issue 2, p. 26. Further authors: Merli, Silvia; Tagliafica, Giulia; Tronconi, Franco.

Patent Information Users Groups in Europe join together: foundation of the Confederacy of European Patent Information Users Groups (CEPIUG)

Elsevier, World Patent Information, Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 216-218. Further authors: Darmont, Anne-Gaelle; Gieling, Gerben; Vandekuilen, Aalt

Decision tree analysis as a tool to optimize patent current awareness bulletins

Elsevier, World Patent Information, Volume 30, Issue 3, pages 212-219. Futher author: Doğanavşargil, Elif

AIDB, the Italian Patent Information Users Group

Elsevier, World Patent Information, Band 27, Ausgabe 4, pages 316-318.

Text mining applied to patent mapping: a practical business case

Elsevier, World Patent Information, Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 335-342. Further authors: Pedrazzi, Giorgio; Turra, Roberta.

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