Autostrade Obtains Double Victory in Rome

June 15, 2009

Cleary Gottlieb successfully represented Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A. before the Civil Court of Rome in both interim appeal proceedings and proceedings on the merits brought by Craft S.r.l. in order to prevent Autostrade from further using, producing, and marketing a new device for car speed control, and to have Autostrade’s patent for such device declared invalid. Craft also sought compensation for damages in connection with alleged patent infringements and unfair competition carried out by Autostrade. In its rulings of November 2008 and May 2009, the Civil Court of Rome rejected all of Craft’s requests.

Autostrade is a leading European Concessionaire for toll motorway construction and management.