With over 140 years’ experience and a current portfolio of over 100,000 patents in various fields, Jacobacci & Partners offers clear and pragmatic advice on protecting inventions in any technological sector: from mechanics to electronics and software, from industrial and pharmaceutical chemistry to plant varieties. We represent clients in the filing of patents at the national, European and international level.

Filing of national, European and international patents

A one-stop shop for everything clients need to know about filing a patent, including before the European Patent Office and the competent authorities abroad, up through the registration process to the grant of the patent.

Priority searches and patentability opinions

These are complementary services that help determine the possibility of patenting an invention. Both of these activities involve advising clients on the potential for infringement on the rights of third parties.

Monitoring by subject, by technology sector, and by competitor

Through access to the world's largest databases (many of which are linked to customs), we are able to develop a multi-level analysis surveillance system to prevent the use of patents, deposited by third parties anywhere the world, that are identical or confusingly similar to a client’s right.


Once the patent application has been published, opposition procedures can be initiated by a third party, according to the rules applicable before the relevant patent office.

Plant varieties rights

A consultancy service that seeks to determine the most adequate protection of new plant varieties, providing security for these innovations when they cannot be protected by a patent for an invention.

Know-how protection

The protection of know-how relates to the use of innovative approaches that are preserved and exploited in secret. Starting from a survey of company procedures and assets, our service creates a roadmap of protection and control tools, including the necessary contractual instruments, that are tailored to each client’s needs.

Freedom to operate (FTO) in Italy and abroad

Through highly detailed research and access to the necessary databases, this service offers a thorough picture of the Freedom to Operate of a potential product or conduct, identifying any previous patent rights that could hinder the client’s commercial activities in a given geographical area.

Technical and patent consultancy in legal disputes in France and abroad

Jacobacci & Partners has been assisting in delicate and complex patent disputes for over 140 years. Just think: our group provided technical expertise in the litigation concerning the Edison light bulb in the late nineteenth century! Thanks to this experience, and many others, we are able to offer technical advice as party experts or acting ex officio in legal disputes in France and abroad.


Our patent team is at your disposal for any clarification or request to better protect your ideas.
Do not hesitate to contact us!