Portolano Cavallo: Maria Balestriero Enters as Of Counsel

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Portolano Cavallo strengthens the intellectual and industrial property department , and its Life Sciences focus , with the entry of Maria Balestriero as of counsel Maria will provide patent legal assistance with a particular focus in the chemical-pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

For over 20 years Maria has been assisting clients in the management of national and international disputes in the chemical-pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors and in other sectors. You have also successfully followed numerous cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union. You also deal with licensing agreements, technology and know-how transfer and trade secrets protection.

” With the entry of Maria Balestriero, who joins the recent promotion to partner of Elisa Stefanini , the growth of our Life Sciences group continues, born in 2016 and which today represents the largest Italian and foreign pharmaceutical and medical device multinationals in start-ups and investors. At the same time, Maria will contribute to the consolidation of a complete offer in all IP areas of interest to our customers ”, comments Lydia Mendola , partner of Portolano Cavallo .

Maria is co-author of various publications including the chapters ” Examination of applications, withdrawal, corrections, additions and remarks “; ” Execution, transcription, expropriation and military secretation “; ” Advertising “; ” Compulsory and voluntary licenses ” in the Volume ” The Italian Industrial Law “, Scuffi-Franzosi, Cedam, 2014.

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