Riccardo Perotti


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University of Milan, PhD in IP law

Queen Mary University of London, Visiting PhD Researcher

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Juris Doctor

Duke University School of Law, Visiting Student Researcher


Member of the Italian Bar



Riccardo Perotti


Riccardo handles mainly domestic and international civil litigation as well as extrajudicial matters. He has extensive experience in the areas of trademarks, unfair competition and patents, particularly standard essential patents (SEPs).

Riccardo has been a partner of Spheriens since 2018. Before joining Spheriens, he worked, from 2008, at the law firm Avv. Prof. Adriano Vanzetti e Associati of Milan.

Riccardo is an Adjunct Professor at Bocconi University, where he lectures, in particular, on IP law. He is also a “Cultore della Materia” (i.e., Subject Expert and Teaching Assistant) in IP law at the departments of Law and Economics of the Università Cattolica of Milan. Additionally, he regularly lectures at master and specialization courses, such as the master in IP law of Just Legal Services and the advanced course on “UPC and Patent Litigation” of the University of Milan.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Italian IP law review Giurisprudenza Annotata di Diritto Industriale, for which he has written comments since 2008, and is a co-founder of the blog IPlens – a critical observatory.

He is a member of AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).


“Proprietà industriale e intellettuale – Manuale teorico-pratico” (editor and co-author), Pisa, 2021;

“Spunti sui confini ‘inferiore’ e ‘superiore’ del diritto di marchio (o dell’importanza sistematica del ‘giusto motivo’)”, Rivista di diritto industriale, 2017.

“Tobacco Products Directive: the CJEU says it is valid”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2016.

“Codice della proprietà industriale” (edited by Vanzetti), Giuffrè – Le Fonti del Diritto, 2013, Comment on Articles 132, 133, 149, 150 e 161.

Right of Publicity (edited by Kurnitt), ed. 2017 and ed. 2018 (co-author).


Innovation Strategy – Modelli distributivi a confronto, INDICAM, 2021;

Standard Essential Patents nell’automotive (“IP ON THE ROAD: l’industria dell’automotive tra tutela e sfide”), INDICAM, 2020;

“La sentenza Cofemel: la fine del valore artistico per i modelli (?)”, INDICAM, Milano, 2020;

“Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence”, World Litigation Forum, Amsterdam, 2019;

“Tutela del selling power dei marchi: in particolare, l’uso parodistico del marchio altrui”, INDICAM, Firenze, 2019;

“4th  International  Comparative  Colloquium – IP and Fashion: From Creator To Consumer”, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2019.