Stefano P. Colombo

Stefano P. Colombo

Sole Administrator, Principal


Stefano Colombo is a European Patent Attorney specialized in the mechanical and electronic fields. He is also an Italian patent and trademark attorney and a OHIM representative.

He attended a master in Intellectual Property in 1992 and then joined a patent law firm in Milan. After some years, Stefano had a training period in USA with Darby & Darby, New York, and took a course for becoming US patent agent. Then, he left the private practice and joined the IP department of the telecommunication company Alcatel (now Alcatel Lucent) where he became world wide Lead Counsel for wireless transmissions. In 2002 Stefano left the Company and became partner of the patent firm Marchi & Partners.

He acquired a wide technical experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in the mechanical field during his activity in the private practice and in drafting and prosecuting patents in the electronic/telecom field when he was in-house attorney for Alcatel. He also made a large experience in trademarks and designs.

Stefano’s practice also includes the preparation of infringement and validity opinions, assisting clients in infringement and invalidity lawsuits in Italy and in oppositions/appeals with the European Patent Office.

Stefano also deals with designs and trademarks both in Italy, European Union and other countries.

Stefano Colombo is a member of EQE (European Qualifying Examination) Committee I since 2002. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of AIPPI since 2008. When he was working in industry, he was in the Executive Committee of AICIPI, the Italian association of IP experts working for companies and corporations.

Education: Politecnico di Milano, graduated in Aeronautical engineering
(specialization in aerospace systems, 1992).
Admitted: European Patent Attorney (1999)
Italian Patent & Trademark Attorney (1996)
OHIM Representative (1996)
Admitted to the list of Court Technical Experts for patent infringement
and validity lawsuits in Italy recommended by AIPPI (2011)
Association: Member of EPI (European Patent Institute)
Member of the Association of Chartered Italian Patent Attorneys
Member of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of IP)
Member of UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property
Languages: Italian, English, French