Patent information and documentation in Italy

  • Angelo Rolandi
Conference paper


Italy is the country where the first patent law was promulgated (Venetian patent ordinance of1474). Some hundred patents were granted in a century. Galileo himself who can be considered the father of modern science based on experimental work obtained some patents. When the Venetian industry declined, skilled workers emigrated to other parts of Europe and demanded patent protection in their new countries. Thus began the patent system [1].


Patent Application Patent Protection European Patent Patent System Patent Document 
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  1. 1.
    Brenda M Rimmer: Guide to Official Industrial Property Publications — The British Library (1985) — Chapter 9.2.1Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    International Symposium Patent Information and Documentation, Munich, May 16-18,1977 (published by KG. Saur Verlag KG, Munich, in 1978; see page 444–445)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    AIRI-Meeting ‘Patents and international competition: an opportunity for the public administration and for the companies’ (Brevetti e competizione internazionale: un’opportunità per la funzione pubblicà e per le imprese), Rome, 13 December 1988Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Adolfo Battaglia, Roberto Valcamonici — In the global competition: an industrial policy towards 2000 (Nella competizione globale: una politica industriale verso il 2000) Laterza (1989). (Adolfo Battaglia was the Minister of Industry till May 1989)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Rolandi
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  1. 1.Patents & Licensing Dept. for Montedison GroupIstituto Guido Donegani s.p.a.NovaraItaly

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