Eight of Our European Patent Attorneys Featured in the IAM Patent 1000 2024 

Boco IP is thrilled to announce that eight of our European Patent Attorneys: Jonna Sahlin, Karri Leskinen, Christian Westerholm, Thomas Carlsson, Jaana Hämäläinen, Tomi Salter, Sini-Maaria Mikkilä and Marja Liisa Autti have been recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2024.

This prestigious guide, which highlights the top patent practitioners globally, has now been published and is live on the IAM website. 

IAM Patent 1000 2024 research team’s view of Boco IP

According to IAM Research team, our experts are presented as follows:  

Based out of Helsinki, Karri Leskinen heads up the department. An expert in chemistry, he is a trusted resource for those in the pharmaceuticals, food and processing, and polymer technologies industries. His clientele often calls on him for comprehensive portfolio management, to develop and execute strategies, as well as for support during complex litigation. 

On the left: Karri Leskinen – on the right Jonna Sahlin

Chairman of the board Jonna Sahlin “is a talented patent attorney with vast expertise across numerous technical fields, from chemistry to biofuels”. Ensuring an innovative environment of fruitful collaborations, she carries out early-stage investigations, prepares opinions and is enlisted during opposition and appeal proceedings across Finland, Sweden and Europe. 

On the biotechnology and plant pathology front is  Jaana Hämäläinen. She brings a wealth of international research experience from top universities and institutions in Finland, Sweden and the United States. This, coupled with her specialised knowledge in plant variety rights within Finland and the European Union, makes her a valuable resource extending beyond drafting intricate applications and handling oppositions and appeals. 

Jaana Hämäläinen

Physicist Thomas Carlsson is a safe pair of hands for a spectrum of sectors from nanotechnology to semiconductors and optoelectronics. Drawing on his profound expertise in patent drafting and his skills in maximising the scope of a patent, he has authored Good Patent Applications. 

Marja Liisa Autti brings electrical engineering expertise to the table. “Alongside assisting in the early phases of new inventions, her significant contributions to opposition preparations, combined with her efficiency and cooperative nature, make her a pleasure to work with. Her keen understanding of the key IP rights issues that impact the industry further establishes her as an indispensable asset to the team. 

Mechanical experts Christian Westerholm and Tomi Salter also play crucial roles in patrons’ operations. “Portfolio management ace Christian collaborates effectively with the in-house team to achieve top-notch results. He oversees patent matters both technically and economically in a professional manner, ensuring smooth co-operations.” “Tomi has a clear understanding of different tools, which he uses effectively to find the best solutions for the customer. He ensures ideas are protected correctly, all while understanding the importance of not covering irrelevant matters. 

Christian Westerholm

Over in the Tampere office is the group’s chief strategy office,Sini-Maaria Mikkilä, who offers specialist knowledge in automation technology. She provides patenting advice and devises protective strategies for inventors and conglomerates alike, safeguarding their inventions with a business-oriented approach. 

On the left Sini-Maaria Mikkilä – On the Right Tomi Salter

What does IAM Patent 1000 2024 mean for Boco IP?

Recognition in the IAM Patent 1000 is a testament to the expertise, dedication, and exceptional service that our team provides to clients. Our inclusion in this esteemed list underscores our commitment to excellence in the field of intellectual property and our ongoing efforts to deliver outstanding results. 

“We are incredibly proud of our team for achieving this recognition,” said Karri Leskinen, CEO. “This acknowledgment by IAM reflects the hard work and expertise of our professionals and reinforces our reputation as leaders in the patent industry.” 

The IAM Patent 1000 guide is an authoritative resource for those seeking top-tier patent professionals worldwide. Being featured in this guide demonstrates our unwavering dedication to helping clients navigate the complex landscape of intellectual property with confidence and success. 

For more details, please visit the IAM website.

About Boco IP

Boco IP is one of the oldest firms in Finland to specialize in the management of intellectual property. Since 1928, Boco IP has been assisting clients with intellectual property rights. With a team of experienced professionals and a global network of partners, Boco IP provides comprehensive IP solutions tailored to the clients’ unique needs 

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