The Innovative Business Incubator of the Polytechnic University of Turin (I3P) has organized a series of free educational events, in collaboration with Jacobacci Lawyers and the Jacobacci & Partners group, specifically aimed at startups and innovative SMEs, but open to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the defense and enhancement of intellectual property in a business and professional context.

The first event on Wednesday, May 8th will focus on the most suitable technical-legal tools to ensure the ownership of rights on know-how and trade secrets of a young company, exploring how the protection and regulation of such rights can be an essential element for proper exploitation within their market strategy.

During the meeting, led by Leo Italiano, Senior Consultant at I3P, and conducted by Alberto Spoto, Lawyer at Jacobacci Lawyers, typical scenarios will be pragmatically addressed where startup partners manage technical and commercial information, including interactions with external parties. Emphasis will be placed on the main contractual structures that can cover know-how, relationships with universities and research institutes, and practical measures to solidify contractual provisions.

The second session in this series, titled “The Brand: Basic Concepts for a Successful Strategy“, is scheduled for early June, led by Chiara Ferrari, Trademark Attorney at Jacobacci & Partners. The third meeting will take place in July on the topic of “Protecting Software, Data, and AI: A Practical Guide for Startups“, featuring talks by Edgardo Deambrogi, Italian and European Patent Attorney and Partner at Jacobacci & Partners, Valerio Verdecchia, European Patent Attorney at Jacobacci & Partners, and Alberto Spoto, Lawyer at Jacobacci Lawyers.

How to participate

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, starting at 5:00 PM, in person at the Agorà Hall of the I3P incubator, located within the Campus of the Polytechnic University of Turin, accessible both from the main gate at Corso Castelfidardo 30/A and the pedestrian entrance at Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59.

Participation in the event is free, with prior registration on Eventbrite.


5:00 PM | Reception and registration of participants
5:10 PM | Introductory greetings by Leo Italiano, Senior Consultant at I3P and Program Manager at ESA BIC Turin
5:15 PM | Presentation by Alberto Spoto, Lawyer at Jacobacci Lawyers
6:15 PM | Q&A session with the audience
6:30 PM | Conclusion and networking aperitif


Founded in 1999, the Innovative Business Incubator of the Polytechnic University of Turin (I3P) supports the creation and development of high-tech innovative startups with growth potential, founded by both university researchers and students as well as external entrepreneurs, providing strategic consulting services, coaching, mentoring, fundraising support, and workspace. I3P’s mission is to support the entrepreneurship ecosystem with the goal of generating economic development and employment in innovative industrial sectors.
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Jacobacci Lawyers, established in the mid-90s, has always aimed to be a benchmark in intellectual property protection, both in Italy and abroad. Today, the firm boasts a consolidated team of 15 partners and over 40 professionals operating in four offices across Italy and France. Its professionals specialize in various aspects of intellectual property, from trademarks to patents to design, to protect the innovative ideas of an international clientele across various sectors, from technology to services. Over the years, the firm’s professionals have represented their clients in particularly complex legal matters across the entire spectrum of intellectual property, achieving landmark precedents in Italian and European courts in numerous areas.
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Jacobacci & Partners is an international group with 13 offices across Europe – including Turin, Milan, Rome, Brescia, Padova, Kilometro Rosso (Bergamo), Bologna, Madrid, Alicante, Paris, Lyon, Nantes, and Bordeaux – that has been operating in the field of intellectual property protection and enhancement for over 150 years, managing 100,000 patents and 120,000 trademarks for over 10,000 clients of every size, sector, and geographical area. For several years, it has ranked highly in major international intellectual property rankings: Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, Intellectual Asset Management, Financial Times, and Leaders League. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” also for the biennium 2023-2024, in 2023 it also achieved the Gender Equality Certification.

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