Francesco Banterle | Milan | Hogan Lovells

Francesco Banterle

Counsel Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


English, Italian, Spanish

Banterle Francesco

Francesco Banterle
Banterle Francesco
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Francesco Banterle is an enthusiastic and well-practiced intellectual property litigator with a strong passion for technology and digital issues and a focus on life sciences. 

Francesco counsels international and local clients handling all modern IP and tech-related issues, always aiming to find the most effective, innovative, and client-oriented approach.

He navigates clients on a variety of intellectual property matters related to copyright, software and AI, trade secrets, unfair competition, the overlap between intellectual property and data laws, online enforcement, liability regimes for internet service providers, and patents including issues also arising before the Unified Patent Court (UPC). 

Francesco advises leading online service providers on copyright, trademarks, and liability regimes in the fields of policy and litigation on an Italian and EU level.

Francesco is particularly sought after in the life sciences industry and assists multinational companies in a broad range of matters related to patent litigation with cross-border implications, often involving complex pan-European issues, clinical trials, SPCs, and regulatory aspects. 

With a Ph.D. in IP law, Francesco is an Adjunct Professor of Managing and Evaluating Intellectual Property at the University of Milan. 

He regularly contributes to academic publications, blogs and newsletters with insights on IP and IT topics and is currently conducting an academic investigation into artificial intelligence issues in the IP field, and data ownership emerging issues.

Moreover, he is often invited as a speaker to IP conferences and seminars.

Prior to Hogan Lovells, he worked in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology law department of one of the leading Italian law firms and as group legal counsel at a multinational company based in Switzerland.

Representative experience

Assistance to a worldwide technology company in various IP matters concerning copyright, artificial intelligence and software issues

Assisting online platforms in tech litigation cases, including challenging Italian Communication Authority’s decisions and resolutions before administrative Courts

Assistance to a worldwide producer of medical devices in a patent infringement litigation concerning a TAVI aortic valve and delivery system 

Assistance to a tobacco industry’s technologies provider in patent infringement proceedings, including for alleged trade secrets misappropriation and unfair competition for divisional patents’ filing

Assistance to an Italian-reputed fashion household in an action brought by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the alleged infringement of a cultural heritage within a promotional campaign

Assistance to a tech company in a UPC patent infringement case

Assistance to a multinational pharma company in a multijurisdictional litigation for the enforcement of patents for an important treatment option for patients living with chronic myeloid leukaemia


  • Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Milano, 2015
  • Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2010
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Milan
Court admissions
  • Milan
  • Qualified Italian Trademark Attorney