Francesco Macchetta
Director Intellectual Property
Bracco Group Italy

More than 30 years of experience in IP matters, including patent procurement, evaluation, enforcement and defense internationally in multinational pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

Currently, Director Intellectual Property; Bracco Group: corporate IP department with offices in Milano, Geneva, Princeton and Minneapolis.

Past President AICIPI (Italian Association of Patent Attorneys in Industry).

- Current Council member and former member of the Board and vice President of EPI (Institute of professional Representatives before the European Patent Office- EPO).

- Member of the Board of Ordine Consulenti Proprietà Industriale (Roster of Italian patent attorneys) and former Vice President of the same.

- Member of IP committees of CONFINDUSTRIA, and BUSINESSEUROPE and current vice-chair of IP Committee of BUSINESSEUROPE.

- Member of SACEPO (standing advisory committee before EPO ) and epiEPPC (European Patent Practice committee).

- Member of the Supervisory Board of the EQE (European Qualifying Examination)

European Patent Attorney (EQE passed in 1985)

Consulente in Proprietà Industriale (Exam Passed in 1985)

Passed the USPTO Qualifying Examination (USPTO “Patent bar”) in 1991.

Diploma  Ceipi Patent Litigator.

University Degree in Phamaceutical Chemistry and Technology – University of Pavia- 1978.