Marco graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Perugia University, in Italy, and then obtained his PhD at Imperial College London.
He carried out doctoral and post-doctoral research in the UK while studying and developing a number of multidisciplinary non-destructive evaluation techniques involving ultrasound, thermography and imaging applied to safety-critical structures such as oil refinery pipes, turbine blades and aircraft wings. The results of his research have been presented at various international conferences and disseminated in many scientific journals.
Marco regularly drafts and prosecutes patent applications for a variety of clients across many engineering fields including controls, robotics, hybrid & autonomous drive, powertrains & transmissions, turbomachinery, telematics, digital manufacturing, industry 4.0, battery & electricity operated electrical goods, compressed and liquefied natural gas containment technology, wearable health monitoring and nanoporous materials.
Marco also provides pre- and post- drafting/prosecution services: invention identification, harvesting and commercial impact assessment; patent infringement and validity opinions; patent portfolio building & management; and, IP due diligence. He also regularly attends oral proceedings at the EPO, including oppositions and appeals.
Having obtained valuable experience as the head of an in-house IP department in an advanced engineering company, Marco has become an all-round engineering attorney with uncompromised commercial focus. He diligently and efficiently implements IP protection programmes tailored to client-specific requirements. He can also work proactively in close collaboration with his clients to define plans and strategies to achieve measurable success at any stage of the IP chain.
Marco works cross border between the UK and mainland Europe, including his native Italy. He is an active member of the Italian community in London. He regularly promotes IP within the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK and supports TechItalia:Lab, an accelerator for Italian start-ups in the UK. In 2015, Marco was recognised as a Talented Young Italian operating in the services industry in the UK. Marco is bilingual in English and Italian and is admitted to the Register of Professional Engineers in Italy.
Marco has also been an examiner in the Patent Examination Board (PEB) between 2015 and 2017, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer for the Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property at Bournemouth University.
European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
IP Litigator - Patents
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law – Queen Mary University London
PhD in Engineering – Imperial College London
Dott. Ing. in Mechanical Engineering (Degree, Magna Cum Laude, University of Perugia, Italy; and admitted to the Register of Professional Engineers in Italy)
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) - Fellow
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)
The Italian Chamber for Commerce and Industry with the UK (ICCIUK)
M. Morbidini, Robots on the rise, Kilburn & Strode, (2019)