Gualtiero Luca Dragotti


DLA Piper
Via Gabrio Casati 1
Piazza Cordusio
20123 Milan

Tel: +39 02 80 618 1
Fax: +39 02 80 618 201


Gualtiero Dragotti is engaged in IP matters, with a focus on patents and the protection of innovation. He advises leading Italian and international clients on various contentious IP cases, including some of the key patent litigation issues in Italy. He has also dealt with many pharmaceutical patent cases. In addition, Gualtiero has experience in dealing with a variety of corporate matters related to protection and management of IP rights.

He is a Juridical Expert for the Anti-Counterfeiting National Council, appointed by the Ministry of the Economic Development.

He is admitted to represent clients before the Supreme Court in Italy.

For more than 10 years, Gualtiero has been teaching IP at the Faculty of Chemistry – University of Milan, as appointed Professor. He was appointed as a member of the Research Project on Biotechnology under the patronage of the University of Modena and the University of Rome LUISS Guido Carli, with the sponsorship of MIUR.

Protecting valuable inventions in a highly competitive global environment has become increasingly challenging for multinational businesses. With the significant rise in patent litigation and with damages exceeding the billion-dollar mark in the US, the risks and opportunities facing companies are higher than ever. Whether enforcing your patents against others or defending you against claims of patent infringement, DLA Piper has the experience to help you succeed.

With over 130 patent litigators on the ground in key jurisdictions worldwide, DLA Piper is uniquely positioned to help companies successfully navigate their patent matters around the globe. Our team of over 70 patent litigators located in the major US cities alone, plus an additional 60 patent litigators in other key jurisdictions worldwide, know the laws, the courts and the judges in the jurisdictions where most patent disputes occur.

We often manage related patent matters in multiple US jurisdictions simultaneously, including the ITC. With our global reach, we are also accustomed to acting for clients in resolving multi-jurisdictional patent disputes in the US, Europe and Asia Pac. In particular, we have significant experience with cross-border patent litigation involving the US, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, UK, China and Australia, as well as other countries worldwide. We are highly adept at developing and implementing global patent enforcement strategies for our clients and strategically selecting venues to increase their probability of success.

Our deep technical bench includes lawyers with advanced degrees and/or experience in most technical areas, especially electronics, computer science, telecommunications and wireless, pharma and biotech, medical devices, chemical engineering, materials and automotive – so we can quickly understand your technology and industry.

We try cases – and we win them. Since we are trial lawyers, we develop potential trial themes early and use them to evaluate the evidence by both parties. We are known for our ability to explain complex technologies to judges and juries. Since our opponents know we are not afraid to go to trial, we are very often able to reach a favorable settlement. We also have a leading appellate practice, and have helped clients hold on to their victory or reverse any adverse result. Additionally, we have extensive experience handling inter partes reviews (IPRs) and post-grant reviews (PGRs) in the US, as well as supporting clients in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office.

We do not represent patent assertion entities (‘patent trolls’). We have deep experience opposing such entities and have developed successful, cost-effective litigation strategies against them.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Gualtiero Dragotti brings considerable experience to the team, specialising in patent litigation. Clients note his “customer focus and availability” as key strengths.
Chambers Europe, 2014