Stefania Viano

Patent Attor­ney (Italy), Euro­pean Patent Attor­ney, Euro­pean Patent Lit­i­ga­tor (UPC)


Main areas of practice

  • Prepa­ra­tion of patent and util­i­ty mod­el applications
  • Patent pros­e­cu­tion
  • Assis­tance in oppo­si­tion and appeal pro­ceed­ings before the Euro­pean Patent Office
  • Free­dom-To-Oper­ate (FTO) and valid­i­ty opinions

Ste­fa­nia Viano has been work­ing in the field of IP law since 2011, becom­ing an Ital­ian Patent Attor­ney in 2015. At the begin­ning of her career, Ste­fa­nia has been trained in an IP law firm based in Turin, with spe­cial focus on mate­r­i­al sci­ence and chem­istry. From 2016 Ste­fa­nia has been work­ing as a patent attor­ney in an inter­na­tion­al law firm based in Munich, with spe­cial focus on med­ical tech­nolo­gies. Ste­fa­nia joined DTS in Jan­u­ary 2021 and qual­i­fied as Euro­pean Patent Attor­ney in 2022.

Technical fields

  • Med­ical tech­nolo­gies and devices, espe­cial­ly for endoscopy
  • Mate­r­i­al sci­ence, espe­cial­ly to be used in med­ical devices/implants
  • Life Sci­ence
  • Bio­chem­istry
  • Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals

Studies and career

  • Mas­ter Degree in Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Turin (IT)
  • Mas­ter degree in Eco­nom­ics and Sta­tis­tics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Turin (IT)
  • Post-grad­u­ate Mas­ter in Life Sci­ences at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bres­cia (IT)
  • Ital­ian Patent Attor­ney (since 2015)
  • 2023 Admis­sion as rep­re­sen­ta­tive before the Uni­tary Patent Court (Euro­pean Patent Litigator)


  • Eng­lish
  • Ital­ian
  • Czech (inter­me­di­ate knowledge)
  • Russ­ian (inter­me­di­ate knowledge)

Foto: con­nol­ly weber, München