The Firm offers assistance, in and out of court, in the field of intellectual and industrial property rights.
In particular, the Firm’s IP practice provides assistance to businesses and professionals in protecting and exploiting their intellectual and industrial property rights, from copyright to trademarks and patents, at national, EU and international level. The Firm’s dedicated team has developed a strong litigation expertise while dealing with IP disputes defending trade secrets, patents, designs, know-how, domain names and all related issues. The Firm assist on a regular basis its clients in the analysis and drafting of contracts for the transfer or license of IP rights and technologies.
The Firm is also particularly active in the field of new technologies and law: Artificial Intelligence, robotics, blockchain e smart contracts. Professor Ruffolo, together with some of the lawyers of the Firm, has been one of the first Italian scholars studying, with a constant and ongoing research activity, the topics of liability derived from the employment of Artificial Intelligence in a wide range of sectors (industrial automation, healthcare, self-driving cars, medical devices), as well as protection of algorithms and related liability for its creator and owner. Therefore, the Firm has the knowledge and expertise to offer qualified and specialized assistance in the field of new technologies in all major sectors.
News and Insights
On May 27, 2022, Prof. Ugo Ruffolo will participate as a speaker to the International Conference on “Fake news and truthful information – An issue at the crossroad of freedom, liability and take-down powers of providers of online platforms”, organized by the University of Bologna.
Also this year, in the months of October, November and December 2021, a cycle of seminars on "Artificial Intelligence and Law" will be held ib Bologna, organized by the School of Law and the Higher School of Legal Studies of Bologna and coordinated by Prof. Ruffolo. The first seminar will be held on October 7, 2021, from 3pm to 5pm.
The new book "XXVI lezioni di Diritto dell'Intelligenza Artificiale", edited by Prof. Ruffolo and published by Giappichelli, is now available.
On 8 June 2021, Prof. Ruffolo will participate as a speaker at the webinar organised by Prof. Monica Palmirani (CIRSFID - Alma-AI University of Bologna), which will be dedicated to the topic “AI and Regulation”.
On 13 May 2021, Prof. Ruffolo will participate as a speaker in the webinar dedicated to the topic “Business Law and New Technologies”, organized by the Luiss School of Law within the Research Center Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Infrastructures and Life Sciences (BILL).
On 19 and 20 April 2021, it will be held the conference entitled “AI Anthology: Legal, Economic and Social Profiles of Artificial Intelligence”, organised by the CESIFIN Foundation Alberto Predieri, with the partnership of the Data Protection Authority.