Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

The new Italian Patent Box: 110% extra deduction

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The Italian Patent Box once again changed its shape. By the publication of the 2022 Budget Law (law n. 234 of December 30th 2021) in the Gazzetta Ufficiale of December 31th 2021, the Italian Patent Box regime saw the introduction of relevant updates, partially modifying the Law Decree n. 146 of 2021, the so-called “Financial […]

The Bavarian Data Protection Authority against Mailchimp for illegal data transfer to the US

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On March 15th, the Bavarian DPA, Bavaria’s Data Protection Authority, ruled against Mailchimp, a well-known US email marketing company, for failing to comply with the indications contained in the Schrems II judgment regarding personal data transfer to the US (more in this article). The ruling represents an important precedent because it is the first formal […]

Know-how protection and former employees


With judgment no. 16975 of 02/11/2020, the Court of Cassation clarified the boundaries of the protection granted to particular categories of business information. The Case The case examined by the Court concerned four former employees of a company active in the design and marketing of mechanical equipment which, after resigning, had produced a technologically sophisticated […]

Mediation for IP disputes: a new agreement between Milan Chamber of Arbitration and WIPO


While waiting for the official decision on the next head office of the Unified Patent Court, for which Milan has been nominated (more on this in this article), Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) has recently established a collaboration agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, to support mediation for the […]