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Diana Pisani

European Patent Attorney

McDermott Will & Emery

Diana Pisani* is a European Patent Attorney with McDermott Will & Emery. Diana assists clients with patent applications in Europe, the UK and other countries for medical devices, multimedia systems and other electrical and mechanical technology. She has over 20 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent and design applications, and has handled many oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office. She also assists with litigation, freedom-to-operate opinions, due diligence and devising patent filing strategies.  As a former US patent agent, Diana has particular experience drafting and prosecuting patents and design patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

*Non-lawyer professional

Recent Articles by Diana Pisani

Evaluating Europe’s New IP Court: How the UPC is Doing So Far and What’s to Come

On June 1, 2023, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) opened, providing a new venue for patent litigation across all 17 ratifying European Union member states. The court represents a significant shift in patent litigation in the EU, which is poised to impact the global patent strategy of U.S. and multinational companies. Through the European Patent Office (EPO), inventors have long been able to obtain patent protection across most of the EU through a single application. Once the EPO grants a European Patent, inventors have the option of obtaining local patent protection in any member state that they select without the need for further examination or review. However, historically, once the EPO granted a patent, there was no single enforcement or invalidation mechanism, leaving it up to the member states to enforce patent rights.