Telecommunications & Electronics

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Multidisciplinary team able to deal with
all aspects of technological-legal matters

The Legal 500, 2022

In over twenty-five years, we have represented - and we still represent - many of the major players in the telecommunications and electronics arenas in key-disputes with an international dimension.

In the 90s, we carried out a pioneering and extremely successful self-sustained enforcement program to increase the level of compliance by software end-users. We were also the first to make use of custom monitoring procedures in high-end patent electronic cases on behalf of several international patent holders. In more recent years, we have been on the forefront of the Italian FRAND litigation, representing leading multinational groups before civil courts and antitrust authorities.

Recent notable cases:

Assisting and representing multiple Korean, U.S., French, Japanese, Chinese clients in complex FRAND negotiations and litigations concerning SEPs (i.e. patents essential to practice telecom standards)

Providing continuous assistance to a South Korean multinational conglomerate manufacturing a wide range of home electronics with cutting-edge technology including smartphones, tablets, TV and home appliance in containing enforcement tactics by NPEs in civil as well as in criminal courts and before the customs authorities

Representing an Anglo-Dutch electronics multi-national in a high level technology dispute concerning the infringement of a patent covering subtitling technology for TV decoders

Providing strategic advice to one of the world largest consumer electronics and mobile communications companies in relation to its entry on the Italian market. The advice covers multiple area including regulatory compliance, customs counselling, negotiations with other players, screening of third parties IP rights

Representing one of the most renown multinationals in the development and commercialization of software in a complex dispute re the Italian copyright levy system

Successfully representing one of the leading TV manufacturers in negotiations with the Italian national broadcasting company in relation to a portfolio of standard essential patents.

Assisting the market leader in the production of antennas and accessories for VHF, UHF, TETRA, Cellular systems, W-Lan / WiFi up to 6 GHz in a prospective infringement procedure against the French government for non-compliance with a judgement of the CJEU

Elettronica e software - Trevisan & Cuonzo