Enrico Luzzatto studied chemistry at the Rome University “La Sapienza” obtaining his degree (“Laurea”) with honours in 1985.
In 1986 he joined the R&D department of an Italian company producing human diagnostics.
Enrico joined the EPO in 1989, where he worked as an examiner in the Biotech field first in The Hague, then as of 1993 in Munich. In 1998 he passed the European Qualifying Examination.
He became director in February 2010 in the cluster “Pure and Applied Organic Chemistry” (PAOC) and managed three directorates in different technical fields: a) medical uses of natural substances, b) cosmetics and c) organic compounds, their preparation methods and uses respectively.
Enrico was also active in the training of EPO examiners (general introductory newcomer’ courses as well as advanced courses for opposition division’s first members and chairpersons) and has given lectures on biotechnology and chemical patenting issues as well as on procedural matters at a number of conferences and seminars.
In January 2018 Enrico Luzzatto joined the European Patent Academy as Senior Advisor.