Dr. Giampiero De Luca is Head of Intellectual Property at B-FLEXION (formerly Waypoint Capital). 

Prior to his appointment with B-FLEXION, Dr. Giampiero De Luca was Vice President Licensing and Intellectual Property of Merck-Serono and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Serono International S.A. His responsibilities included management of Serono’s patent portfolio, oversight of patent-related litigation, and coordinating the Intellectual Property Department’s support of the company’s licensing activities. 

Dr. De Luca began his career at the European Patent Office before joining Serono where he held a variety of positions and responsibilities including the management and coordination of research and development activities, and the establishment of the Corporate Intellectual Property Department in Geneva. Dr. De Luca was also a member of Serono’s Executive Management Board.

He holds a doctoral degree in industrial chemistry from the University of Milan, a Diploma in General Microbiology from Institut Pasteur and is a chartered European Patent Attorney, Swiss and Italian Patent Attorney and authorized representative before the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).

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