Riccardo Fruscalzo

Riccardo Fruscalzo


Email riccardo.fruscalzo@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +39 02 720 2521

Fax +39 02 72025252

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Easy to reach and ready to come back to you, Riccardo assists start-up companies, from the first steps in the Italian market to established businesses and supported the growth and internationalisation of Italian clients of the firm. He is an IP litigator with a PhD in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Parma. In patent litigation and commercial transactions, he believes that an in-depth knowledge of regulation and technology is a true strong point.

His experience ranges from the technology sector (patents, know-how and data protection) to the legal support to the clients' commercialisation strategies (trademarks, copyright and commercial agreements).

He wants to understand the client business and thinks that legal advice is a key to problem solving: tell us your objective and we will show you the right way to achieve it. As an experienced IP litigator, he assists clients in highly complex litigations, as well as in the context of M&A transaction, performing due diligence on intellectual property rights, as patents, know-how and trademarks.

Riccardo is a member of the Italian Life Sciences Group of the Milan American Chamber of Commerce and author of several publications in Intellectual Property Law and Life Sciences sector.

Awards and recognitions


Healthcare and life sciences (Italy), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Intellectual Property
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


PhD in Intellectual Property and Competition Law, University of Parma, 2012

Master in Intellectual Property Management, Polytechnic of Milan University, 2003

Università degli Studi di Parma, 2001


Italian Life Sciences Group established at the Italian office of the American Chamber of Commerce

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Assisting a leading Italian company on required variations to the MAs in case of change of manufacturer and compliance with GMP by contract manufacturer.

Assisting a leading Italian pharmaceutical company in the negotiation of clinical trial agreements transfer and licensing agreements.

Assisting a manufacturer in the negotiation of supply agreements for the active pharmaceutical ingredients to non-EU manufacturing companies.

Assisting a market leader in molecular technology, in the enforcement of a patent protecting a molecular diagnostic tests to map a rare blood disease.

Assisting a Swiss multinational company on regulatory aspects re: use of a medical device for administration of a medicinal product and software apps.

Assisting a US Company in a litigation for the infringement of a immunological process for detecting antibodies directed towards tissue transglutaminase (tTG).

Assisting an US multinational company in ordinary proceedings re: declaration of non-infringement of the client's patents covering a vaccine for a severe disease.

Daily assistance to a US multinational company specialising in the field of medicinal products for rare diseases.

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