Marco Lo Bue
Marco Lo Bue PhD LLM focuses on intellectual property and competition law, especially in high-tech and standardised technologies.
Having worked in an award winning international law firm, he has extensive experience in several industries including information technology, telecom, automotive, pharmaceutical and medical devices as well as energy, fashion, eyewear and financial services. He has appeared in proceedings before the European Commission, national courts and competition authorities.
As a former legal advisor to a Commissioner at the Italian Competition Authority and as a member of the IP Working Group established therein, he has developed significant expertise in policy making, public relations and project management.
- Assisting clients from the ICT sector in the negotiation of licensing agreements involving standard-essential patents.
- Advising major companies in the fashion, eyewear and automotive industries on the implementation of selective distribution systems.
- Preparing and implementing antitrust compliance programs for several firms across different industries, including energy and financial services.
- Filing mergers and acquisitions before the European Commission and National Competition Authorities.
- Representing clients in antitrust investigations before the European Commission and National Competition Authorities.
- Filing actions for damages on behalf of companies harmed by infringements of IP and competition law.
Career and qualifications
Marco Lo Bue PhD LLM is a qualified lawyer admitted to the bar in Italy (“Avvocato”), and a Member of the Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München (EuRAG).
Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (LL.M. IP), Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Germany
PhD in Law (Dr.jur.), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Non-Governmental Advisor to the International COmpetition Network appointed by the Italian Competition Authority.
Awards and citations
Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards 2017
Member of a team which was awarded as the “Competition Italian Antitrust Firm of the Year”. The judging panel awarded the prize for the winning mix of technical skill, experience and availability.
“The High Court Judgment on Unwired Planet vs. Huawei Narrows the Scope of Competition Law Defence in SEP Litigation”, in Italian Antitrust Review, 2017
“Patent Holdup and Holdout Under the New IEEE's IP Policy: Are These Breaches of Competition Law?”, in MIPLC Master Thesis Series (SSRN), 2017. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2885364
“Are These Cartels? Price Guidelines Adopted by Standard Setting Organisations”, in Journal of European Competition Law and Practitioners, 2016
“Trasferimenti di diritti tecnologici, accordi transattivi e aggregazioni di brevetti nel Regolamento (UE) n. 316/2014”, in Federalismi.it, 2015
“The Commission Decisions on Samsung and Motorola: antitrust effects of licensing out “SEPs””, in Italian Antitrust Review, 2015
“From Fiscal Compact to the United States of Europe: Some Remarks on a Difficult Pathway”, in The Digest N.I.A.B.A. Law Journal, 2014
“Crisi economica e trasformazione delle istituzioni europee”, G. Giappichelli Editore – Torino, 2013 (PhD thesis; http://www.giappichelli.it/crisi-economica-e-trasformazione-delle-istituzioni-europee,3483598)
“Il "guinzaglio di Karlsruhe" e la sentenza del Bundesverfassungsgericht sul piano degli aiuti alla Grecia”, in Nuove Autonomie, 2012
“La crisi del debito greco e la reazione dell'Unione”, in Quaderni costituzionali, 2011
“Stato e mercato: un nuovo assetto dopo la crisi?”, in Rivista giuridica del Mezzogiorno, 2010