Giovanna Barchielli

Giovanna Barchielli

Patents - Trademarks


Giovanna Barchielli graduated with high distinction in Chemistry from the University of Milan. She began her career as a researcher in the Farmitalia Carlo Erba Research Department exploring the design and synthesis of anticancer drugs.

Before joining B&M in 2012 she was the Senior Director of IP at NicOx SA (2003-2011) and Head of the Patent Department of a leading firm located in Milan (1995-2002). Between 1990 and 1995 she worked as a patent attorney in the Farmitalia Carlo Erba/Pharmacia IP Department.
Her activities at B&M include drafting and prosecuting Italian and foreign patent applications; examination, opposition and appeals before the European Patent Office; prior art searches and validity/FTO opinions; due diligence; assistance as technical expert in patent infringement and/or invalidity proceedings.

Between 2001 and 2006 Giovanna tutored in Basic European Patent Law at the Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (CEIPI).

She is currently a lecturer in the Industrial Property Management course at the University of Milan.

Affiliations: AICIPI (Association of Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Italian Industry) and LES (Licensing Executives Society)


Italian Patent Attorney, member of the Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute
European Patent Attorney, registered with the EPI (European Patent Institute)
European consultant in designs and models, registered with EUIPO
Italian Trademark Attorney registered with the Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute and European Trademark Attorney registered with EUIPO

She holds the Patent Litigation Certificate to represent clients at the future Unified Patent Court (UPC).


Italian (native speaker)