Education and training
Law degree obtained at the State University of Milan with full marks and honors
Judge appointed by Ministerial Decree December 3, 1991, with the qualification of judge of second instance since December 3, 2014. She has successfully completed the VII evaluation.
Work recent experience
⦁ Since 2018 judge of second instance of the Court of Appeal of Milan, enterprises Division and First Civil Section, specialized in patents, trademarks, antitrust, competition, trade secrets, company and financial law
⦁ From 2013 to July 2018, Judge of first instance of the Court of Milan with the functions of Specialized Judge Enterprise Section (industrial and competition law, copyright, antitrust, state aid and patents ).
⦁ Since 2012 she has been teaching Civil Procedural Law at the School of Specialization for Legal Professions of the University of Milan.
⦁ Since 2009 she has been appointed by the Superior Council of judges as referent, in the civil sector, for the training of judges for the district of Milan.
⦁ Member of the ANM study commission law and civil process and reform projects established at the VII Commission of the CSM in May 2016
⦁ In 2019 she was appointed coordinating judge in the civil area of judges
⦁ Member of Association of European Competition Law Judges – AECLJ, association of European antitrust judges from the different EU countries. In the 2022 she was appointed to the executive committee representing Italy
Speaker at many meetings for the school of the judiciary and universities, including, ex aliis, in particular:
⦁ March 18, 2016: University of Verona: "Judicial protection in the field of industrial property, with particular regard to fashion" as part of the conference "The fashion industry in the European Union"
⦁ April 22, 2016: University of Milan: "The Unified Patent".
⦁ November 14, 2016, "On the assessment and liquidation of damages arising from the antitrust tort, interdistrict training course, Turin, Genoa, Milan, Venice, course code 16439, Aula Magna Palazzo Di Giustizia in Milan".
⦁ February 16, 2017, "Recent guidlines of the case law on intellectual property", University of Milan, Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences
⦁ September 22, 2017, Milan, Aula Magna of the Court: THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND ITS ROLE IN BUILDING THE SINGLE MARKET: THE NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD, organised by CSM (Scuola Superiore della Magistratura), with a speech on the following topic: "Court of Justice and cross-border description proceedings
⦁ October 30, 2017, Turin, Aula Magna, Legal protection of Standard Essential Patents: antitrust profiles, organized by CSM-Scuola Superiore della Magistratura
⦁ November 9, 2017, Scandicci, Scuola Superiore Magistratura, "Trade secrets and the EU Directive 2016/943", as part of the course on "Regulatory and case law on patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and competition" (code P17087 - Scandicci, 8-10 November 2017),
⦁ February 23, 2018, Milano, " The right to image as a distinctive sign of the physical and legal person. Relationships between image right and copyright. The protection of the patronymic", organized by the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, Milan, course T18004
⦁ September 14, 2018, Milan Aula Magna, as part of the course (cod.18005) organised by the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, LEGAL DISPUTES IN MATTERS OF PATENTS AND EUROPEAN UNIFIED PATENT COURTS, presentation on: "The new rules of the Unified Patent Court on the burden of proof, the principle of non-contestation, the nova, testimony and technical expertise”
⦁ March 19, 2021 speaker at the meeting of European judges held on "managing multiple parallel claims";
⦁ April 12, 2021 delegate judge at the EUIPO meeting of the network IP judges of the EUTM and RCD courts on mediation
⦁ November 4, 2021 Judge speaker at the XII Judges' Symposium on Trade Marks: “Single letter trademarks and their semantic content”
⦁ December 7, 2021 Delegate Judge at the 3rd Meeting of the Network of IP Judges of the EUTM and RCD Courts on Mediation
⦁ September 24, 2021, delegated judge to report an Italian case ("Italian Facebook case") at the meeting of the Association of European Competition Law Judges,
⦁ October 21, 2021, speaker at the Judiciary School (Scuola Superiore Magistratura course P21082) on EU Directive 2016/943 and its transposition into national law
⦁ January 28, 2022, Verona University speaker on competition and secrets trade
⦁ 3 May 2022 speaker on "innovation on IP mediation" for Euipo
⦁ 17 June 2022, Milan, 'IP hot topics in three different systems: USA, UPC and ITALY. Italian perspective: Judge Silvia Giani".
⦁ 23-24 September 2022 - London. Participation as "expert judge" representing Italy at the invitation of the European Commission on the topic: "Standard of Review. Challenges in the handling of competition authority appeals" (report produced).
⦁ 21 October 2022 Milan, University of Milan, Napoleonic room, "The protection of design through the law on copyright"
⦁ 8 maggio 2023 Milan, University of Milano, Crociera room, the Unified Patent Court. The decision. The appeal.
⦁ She has published several contributions, for online and paper journals, on summary proceedings, civil, corporate, bankruptcy, damages and restitution of profits of the author of the infringement of IP, patents, as well as liability of company directors and antitrust. Ex aliis:
⦁ Homologation judgement in bankruptcy agreements after the amendments made by Legislative Decree no. 169/2007, in Il concordato fallimentare, in Il concordato fallimentare, Bologna, 2008, 187 e ss;
⦁ The summary procedure
⦁ The non-contestation in the civil trial between definition of the thema decidendum and the thema probandum.
⦁ Concordato preventivo: powers of control of the Court during admission, during the procedure and at the time of approval
⦁ Damages and restitution of the infringer's profits in the context of industrial law;
⦁ Art. 2476 c.c., Directors' liability and shareholders' control in il Codice della società a responsabilità limitata, diretto da Cagnasso-Mambriani.
⦁ The nova limit on appeal
⦁ New Rules of the Unified Patent Court regarding burden of proof, principle of non-contestation, prohibition of nova and written expert opinions
⦁ Selective distribution between exemption regulation and exhaustion of rights Italian