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Domenico Golzio

Domenico spent 33 years at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich and in The Hague, first as an examiner in electronic circuits and telecoms, then as a director responsible for the examination and grant of European patents in the field of electric motors and power electronics and, in the last 12 years, as director of the IT department in charge for the development patent search tools and information systems for patent examiners and general public. He also  set up the Data Science team developing Artificial Intelligence tools for patent classification, prior art search and substantive examination. 


Domenico graduated in Physics at the University of Turin and prior to joining the EPO in 1990, he worked for 11 years in the automotive, telecom and aerospace industries. During this phase of his career, he held research, engineering and management responsibilities for a wide range of technologies, including aircraft fibre optic and data bus research; design of electric/magnetic sensors for EMC, EMI, EMP and Radiation Hazard; design of wideband fibre optic link for measuring EM fields generated by ESD on satellite thermal blankets; design of guidelines for EM hardened electronic circuits; development of OpAmp macromodels to be used in EMC simulation; and design of OpAmps with low EM susceptibility.


During his time at the EPO, Domenico also served as liaison officer in The Hague, coordinating international cooperation activities and organising training for examiners and managers from global intellectual property offices.  He set up examiner training in The Hague heralding a new combined approach to search and examination, designed the first prototype of the EPO IP Teaching kit and, on behalf of the European Patent Academy, delivered presentations and lectures on IPR related matters at various universities, LLM courses and international events.  


He has served as the EPO delegate to the Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS) and in the EUIPO Working Group on Emerging Technologies. In addition, he has carried out research into various aspects of IP rights, including the relationship between patents and innovation, patent information, international patent portfolios, and comparison between different patent systems.

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