People

In this section you will find all Boco employees with contact information. You can browse our experts by field of specialization and job description.

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Anastasiia Kravtcova
Trainee Patent Attorney
Anita Lehtonen
Office Manager
Anu Keinänen
European Patent Attorney, Partner
Christian Westerholm
European Patent Attorney, Partner
Elina Heikkilä
IP-Lawyer, Member of the Board, Partner
Elina Koskinen
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Hanna Hausalo
Office Assistant
Heidi Lautjärvi
Head of Marketing and Communications
Helena Hattinen
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Jaana Hämäläinen
European Patent Attorney, Partner
Jenni Aho
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Jerry Härkönen
IP Advisor
Jonna Sahlin
European Patent Attorney, Chairman of the board, Partner
Jutta Schauman
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Karri Leskinen
Managing Director, Partner
Kirsi Isokangas
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Laura Dobric
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Laura Roselius
IP Lawyer, Partner
Lisbeth Söderman
European Patent Attorney, Partner
Mari Nieminen
IP Legal Trainee
Marja Liisa Autti
European Patent Attorney, Partner
Marjukka Hausalo
Finance and HR manager, Partner
Merja Pynnönen
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Nina Virolainen
European Patent Attorney
Patrick Hjelt
IT Manager, Member of the Board, Partner
Paula Sarkki
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Peter Åkerlund
IP Lawyer, Partner
Petri Nieminen
Consulting Director, Partner
Sanna Härkönen
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Saoussen Merdes
Trainee Patent Attorney
Sari Laine
IP Specialist, administration and formalities
Sini-Maaria Mikkilä
European Patent Attorney
Thomas Carlsson
European Patent Attorney, Partner
Tomi Salter
European Patent Attorney, Partner
Anastasiia Kravtovan profiilikuva, Boco IP

Anastasiia Kravtcova

Trainee Patent Attorney

I work on Boco IP’s Electricity and Physics team as a Trainee Patent Attorney. I advise our customers on inventions related to electrical engineering.

I have previously worked as an engineer in several Finnish technology companies. Prior to joining Boco IP, I worked as a doctoral student at Aalto University's Robotics Instruments Research Group. There, I studied the use of smart materials in medical applications.

I have been employed by Boco since 2021.

Education
Doctor of Science (Tech.) ongoing, M.Sc. (Tech)
Languages
English, Russian, Finnish
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Boco IP - Anita Lehtonen profiilikuva

Anita Lehtonen

Office Manager

I perform a wide range of administrative tasks in the office. I take care of the operation and procurement of the office, communication with various service providers and the organization of various events.

My task is to enable our experts to have a smooth and comfortable everyday life in many ways. In addition, I manage the purchase ledger and assist in financial administration. I am also involved in occupational safety and health and on the board of the personnel fund. I have been employed by Boco since 2017.

Education
BBA, HSO
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
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Anu Keinänen profiilikuva

Anu Keinänen

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I am a physicist and therefore work on inventions in many different areas of technology. However, most of my assignments relate to information, micro- and nanotechnology. This role provides a great opportunity to work with technically creative people, and I see inventors as stars of their companies. In addition to patenting, I provide a service that enables companies to outsource employment invention processes so that mandatory obligations are met, and patenting supports company's businesses. In dispute cases, I have sat in both sides of the table, and have a specific interest in standard essential patents. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2011.

Education
M.Sc. (physics)
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English, German
Activities
Expert member of the Market Court, The Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys (Chairman 2022-), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle, European Patent Institute, Licensing Executives Society.
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Christian Westerholmin kuva, Boco IP

Christian Westerholm

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I have an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and I am a European Patent Attorney (EQE 2002), a European Design Attorney and a registered patent attorney in Finland. In addition to drafting patent applications and taking care of the prosecution of patent applications, I also handle opposition proceedings before the Finnish Patent Office and the European Patent Office and I have an extensive experience of oral proceedings at the European Patent Office.  I handle also utility model applications as well as design rights applications and prepare statements for various kind of IPR’s. I also have experience in IPR licensing negotiations and acquisitions. I have been working in the patent field since 1996 and have been employed by Boco since 2005.

Education
M.Sc. (mechanical engineering)
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English, German
Activities
European Patent Institute (Finnish member in the Disciplinary Committee), the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, FICPI, AIPPI, the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights, long distance running, bicycling
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Boco IP - Elina Heikkilä profiilikuva

Elina Heikkilä

IP-Lawyer, Member of the Board, Partner

I work primarily with trademarks and designs. I have years of global experience in IP protection proceedings, opposition, infringement and cancellation proceedings. I conduct availability and risk analyses, contractual matters, and IP strategy planning. Every IP-workday is fascinating! My previous work experience is from the Supreme Administrative Court, the Finnish Patent Office, and from a patent agency. I am authorized to represent clients at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and Finnish courts. I have worked at Boco since 2011.

Education
LL.M.
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, French
Activities
The Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, The Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights, International Trademark Association, The Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group, exercise, sailing, reading, antique, design
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Boco IP - Elina Koskinen profiilikuva

Elina Koskinen

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I assist the representatives of the biochemistry team in all administrative and formal matters related to the processing of patents, such as the submission of applications and responses and the monitor of deadlines. I also handle the validation of EP patents, the coordination of translations, the transfer of patents, communication with foreign agents and customer service. I previously worked for copyright organizations, and I have been in the patent industry since 2007. Bocolainen since 2016.

Education
Master of Political Science (Political Science, International Politics)
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
Activities
exercise, theater, movies, singing, traveling
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Hanna Hausalo profiilikuva

Hanna Hausalo

Office Assistant

I work as a part-time Office Assistant while studying at university. My responsibilities include a variety of organizational and administrative tasks. I have been working at Boco IP since 2020.

Education
Studies in musicology
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
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Boco IP - Heidi Lautjärven profiilikuva

Heidi Lautjärvi

Head of Marketing and Communications

Greetings from communications and marketing! I am happy to help with any communication or marketing issue. If you have any questions about these topics, we will surely find a solution to even the most difficult questions. I am the person who sends Boco IP's monthly newsletters and invitations to our webinars, for example. I am also guided through questions related to marketing and communication with Innovation Home. However, I don’t do communication and marketing alone, as we have an efficient team to sparring with and exchange ideas about, anytime, anywhere. If you are moving towards Kamppi I am happy to chat around cup of coffee.

Education
M.Sc. (Econ.) MBA, Expert in Communications (qualification), digital marketing and digital selling expert (qualification), Law studies ongoing
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English and French
Activities
Chairman of many associations, downhill skiing and tennis
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Boco IP - Helena Hattinen profiilikuva

Helena Hattinen

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I assist patent attorneys in patent prosecution matters in the field of mechanics and manage external communications with clients and authorities. Previously, I have also worked in marketing and brand building positions in an international company. I also have experience in managing a company’s trademark portfolio. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2013.

Education
HSO secretary (business), Advertising Diploma (Helsinki Institute of Marketing)
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, French
Activities
Various sporting activities, summer, sea, friends
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Jaana Hämäläinen profiilikuva

Jaana Hämäläinen

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I handle the patenting of inventions related to biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and chemistry nationally and internationally. My technology expertise includes e.g. therapeutic and diagnostic methods, drugs and food. I also manage the protection of plant-related inventions and the application for plant variety rights. I am a European Patent Attorney and a Registered Patent Attorney in Finland. In addition to the prosecution of patent applications I conduct freedom-to-operate analyses, novelty searches, provide statements, and, if necessary, act as a technical expert in patent litigations and act as a lecturer.

My clients include start-ups, research institutes, small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies.

After my master’s degree in biotechnology, I completed my PhD at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I also did postgraduate studies at Cornell University in the USA and the University of Helsinki. My background in working as a researcher in different universities and research environments has helped me understand the different stages of research and development.

I have enjoyed being at Boco IP since 2000.

Education
Ph.D. (plant pathology), M.Sc. (biotechnology, chemistry)
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English, German
Activities
Expert member of the Market Court. Professional memberships: Finnish Patent Attorneys Association, AIPPI, European Patent Institute, Finnish Industrial Property Association, Finnish Chemists' Association. Jogging, Skiing, Reading, History and Genealogy.
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Boco IP Jenni Aho profiilikuva

Jenni Aho

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I work in the IT, mechanics and electrical group. I assist patent attorneys in all matters related to patent processing and handle external communications with clients and authorities. I previously worked in the patent field in 2002–2008. I have been by Boco IP since 2013.

Education
BBA
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
Activities
Outdoor activities in the wild
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Boco IP - Jerry Härkönen profiilikuva

Jerry Härkönen

IP Advisor

I am an EU Trademark and Design Attorney, IP Advisor Jerry. I support both Boco IP's Sales and Marketing and IP Legal teams. I have experience from several IPR companies and I specialize in brand protection in a variety of ways. In addition, I have been an active IPR-trainer and lecturer and am able to present even difficult things in an understandable and simple way. My educational and work backgrounds are strongly internationally focused. I completed my university studies mainly abroad. I graduated as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Derby in England and serve clients fluently in both English and Finnish

Education
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Languages
Finnish, English
Activities
Building motorcycles Basketball
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Jonna Sahlin profiilikuva

Jonna Sahlin

European Patent Attorney, Chairman of the board, Partner

I am happy to advise and assist in various matters related to intellectual property rights and strategy, especially in the fields of chemistry, process technology, medicine, and diagnostics. I like problem solving and interaction with customers and colleagues, and I think the best results are usually achieved when the cooperation works smoothly. I handle patenting of inventions both in Finland and internationally, and in addition to prosecution of applications, I, among other things, also draft oppositions, freedom-to-operate analyses, and statements on the interpretation of patents.

I have been employed by Boco IP since 1998 and, after various tasks over the years,  I nowadays mostly work with patent matters. Since 2017, I have represented Finland as a council member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) and as a Finnish member of the epi's Professional Conduct Committee (PCC).

Education
M.Sc. (chemistry, food technology, polymer technology)
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English, German
Activities
Expert member of the Market Court Expert member, European Patent Institute (board member 2017-2023), Finnish Patent Attorneys Association (SPAY, chairman 2010-2013), active in co-operation with Nordic patent attorneys in the field of chemistry, AIPPI, FICPI, UNION, Finnish Association of Industrial Law (STY) and Finnish Chemists Society (SKS), swimming, running, downhill skiing, gardening
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Jutta Schauman kuva

Jutta Schauman

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I help with trademark and design matters and also assist our IP lawyers in the IP Legal team. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2011.

Education
M.Pol.Sc.
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English, Spanish
Activities
Ice hockey, reading, exercise with family
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Boco IP:n toimitusjohtaja Karri Leskinen profiilikuva

Karri Leskinen

Managing Director, Partner

Welcome to my page! How can I help?

I work at Boco IP as both CEO and patent attorney. As CEO, I want to help my colleagues succeed in their jobs and create a corporate culture where it is great to work. In my role as a patent attorney, I’m active in the design and implementation of clients' IPR strategies. With regard to assignments, I have focused especially on the handling of opposition cases in Finland and at the European Patent Office. I’m easily enthusiastic about everything related to the IP and I am happy to share this enthusiasm by lecturing and training new people in the IP field. In addition, I act as an expert in patent litigations, draft opinions and advise on patent law matters. I started at Boco IP in 2005, but I have been in the patent attorney since 1999. Feel free to contact me and let's talk more.

Education
M.Sc. (polymer chemistry, plant design)
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, German
Activities
Expert member of the Market Court, The Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, FICPI, AIPPI, European Patent Institute, the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights, gym, golf, snowboarding, music, reading
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Kirsi Isokangas profiilikuva

Kirsi Isokangas

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I assist the patent attorneys of our mechanics and ICT teams and handle external communication with customers and officials. I also take care of matters concerning annuities. In addition, I take care of all activities related to the validation of foreign customers’ European patents in Finland and in Sweden and I’m responsible thereof.

I have been employed in the patent field since 1978 and in Boco IP since 2011.

Education
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
Activities
Various kinds of sports, good food and wine together with friends
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Boco IP - Laura Dobric profiilikuva

Laura Dobric

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I assist the patent attorneys of our ICT and electrical engineering team and handle external communication with customers and officials. In addition I handle registration of changes in applicant information in Finland and Sweden as well as formalities related to SPC-applications. I have been working in the patent field since 2010. I have been employed at Boco IP since 2010.

Education
BBA, HSO
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, German
Activities
outdoor activities
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Laura Roselus profiilikuva Boco IP

Laura Roselius

IP Lawyer, Partner

Hi, I’m an IP attorney and partner.

I handle trademark applications in Finland, in Europe as well as internationally. I also advise my clients on design rights worldwide.

In my work I develop and participate in the implementation of clients’ trademark protection strategies and also advise on matters related to portfolio management. I also consult clients in cases concerning infringement and counterfeiting. In addition, I also handle oppositions and cancellation procedures in Finland and abroad.

I assist clients in all types of negotiations and draft trademark and other IP-related agreements, such as licensing agreements. I also advise on domain name registration and infringement issues.

I am a professional representative authorized to represent clients before the European Union Industrial Property Office (EUIPO), an authorized trademark attorney registered in the Finnish national register and a licensed legal counsel authorized to represent clients in court in Finland.

I have been employed by Boco IP since 2000.

Education
LL.M., Master of Laws trained on the bench
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English, German
Activities
Suomen Patenttiasiamiesyhdistys ry (aiemmin hallituksessa), Teollisoikeusasiamieslautakunta (Nämnden för ombud för industriellt rättsskydd), FICPI, ECTA, Suomen teollisoikeudellinen yhdistys ry (STY), Juridiska Föreningen i Finland (JF), mökkeily, liikunta ja muotoilu The Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys (former board member), Industrial property attorney board (Teollisoikeusasiamieslautakunta), FICPI, ECTA, the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights, Juridiska Föreningen i Finland, summer cottage work, exercise and design.
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Lisbeth Söderman profiilikuva Boco IP

Lisbeth Söderman

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I am a European patent attorney and a partner in Boco. In particular, I handle patenting of inventions in the field of telecommunications technology and chemistry and I also prepare applications for utility models. I work as a registered patent attorney before the Finnish Patent Office and the European Patent Office. I have previous work experience in industrial IPR assignments, IT companies and as a patent attorney in various companies. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2008.

Education
M.Sc. (process chemistry), further ICT studies
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English, German, French
Activities
Finnish Patent Attorneys Association, Finnish Patent Attorneys Association, Tekniska Föreningen i Finland rf, tennis, spinning, yoga
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Mari Nieminen Boco IP

Mari Nieminen

IP Legal Trainee

I work in the IP Legal Trainee position, where I assist in the processing and application of European, domestic, and international trademarks and designs. I have a strong international education and work background, having lived in China, Malaysia, and Estonia. I have received most of my education abroad and in 2022 I graduated (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)) from Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. I can serve customers fluently in Finnish and English.

Education
LL.B
Languages
Finnish, English, Chinese and Spanish
Activities
Golf, design, Chinese
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Boco IP - Marja-Liisa Autti profiilikuva

Marja Liisa Autti

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I mainly deal with patenting in the fields of information technology, electronics and radio technology. The invention of many of the patent applications I have handled has been implemented as a computer program or software, but I am also no stranger to mechanical devices. In many cases, the inventions are combinations of devices and their control or processing of signals obtained therefrom. My job includes drafting patent applications, preparing office action reports and office action responses, handling opposition matters as well as performing novelty searches and technology mappings. I work as an authorized patent attorney, authorized by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office PRH. Prior to my career as a patent attorney, I gained 15 years of experience in patenting, IPR strategy and patent portfolio management in telecommunications field, as well as previous experience in research and development in the telecommunications and electronics industry. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2014.

Education
M.Sc. (electrical engineering: applied electronics, metrology, bioelectronics)
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
Activities
Orienteering, trail running, swimrun, geocaching, piano, gardening, genealogy
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Marjukka Hausalo - profiilikuva

Marjukka Hausalo

Finance and HR manager, Partner

I work as a finance and HR manager at Boco and I am also a partner. I am responsible for all financial matters, accounting, ledgers, payroll, payment transactions and insurance. In addition, I handle recruitment and personnel matters. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2006.

Education
B.Sc. (Econ.)
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English
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Merja Pynnönen profiilikuva

Merja Pynnönen

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I work as an IP Specialist at Boco IP. I assist agents in all matters related to patenting process and handle communication with clients and authorities. I have been working in the patent industry since 1995 and been employed by Boco IP since 2015.

Education
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration, secretary program
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
Activities
Exercise, outdoor activities, reading
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Boco IP - Nina Virolaisen profiilikuva

Nina Virolainen

European Patent Attorney

I assist and advise our clients in protection of inventions in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry including diagnostics, molecular biology, microbiology, immunochemistry and process chemistry. My area of expertise is also the protection of biotechnology, bioenergy and cleantech processes and solutions. In addition, I assist our clients with employee’s inventions, competitor tracking, freedom to operate assessments and novelty searches.

I have worked in the patent industry since 2017. Before that, I have several years of R&D experience in developing and implementing innovative biotechnology and environmental technology solutions, both as a university researcher and at a startup company. I got interested in the IPR industry after being an inventor in patent applications myself, so I have multifaceted experience in turning research into protected inventions that add value to their owner. The best part of my job is getting a glimpse into pioneering research in many different fields!

Education
PhD (Environmental Biotechnology), M.Sc.
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, German
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Patrick Hjelt

Patrick Hjelt

IT Manager, Member of the Board, Partner

As IT Manager I am responsible for the ICT operations and security of the company. I am interested in anything technical, and I have been developing the IT systems on a long-term basis in Boco for over 20 years. Except for a few years spent in the Finnish Defence Forces (first at the National Defence College and then at the Uusimaa Brigade), I have been employed by Boco since 1997.

Education
Bachelor of Military Science (management systems), computer science studies
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English
Activities
organizational activities (national defense)
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Paula Sarkki profiilikuva

Paula Sarkki

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I work as an IP Specialist at Boco IP. My duties include correspondence with clients, patent offices and foreign patent attorneys, monitoring deadlines and handling formalities during the patenting process. In addition, my responsibilities include developing and maintaining our docketing system especially the functions related to the patenting process. I have been working at Boco IP since 2002.

Education
Commercial field
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English
Activities
Exercise, crafts
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Peter Åkerlund

IP Lawyer, Partner

I have a legal background and authorized to represent clients at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Finnish Patent Office, and at Finnish courts. I help clients to create strategies for the protection of brands, designs and other intangible assets. I conduct risk analysis' related to the use and registration of trademarks, and handle trademark registration and design protection worldwide. I also advise on contractual matters related to Intellectual Property and act as clients' representative in negotiations, and deal with trademark and design infringements, prosecute trademark oppositions and trademark and design cancellation procedures, and handle disputes related to domains. I have worked at Boco IP since 1999.

Education
LL.M., Master of Laws trained on the bench
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English
Activities
The Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group, IPR University Center Association, the Finnish Marketing Association MARK (several confidential posts in the above-mentioned organizations over the years), INTA, the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights, Juridiska Föreningen i Finland, literature, art, economy
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Boco IP - Petri Nieminen profiilikuva

Petri Nieminen

Consulting Director, Partner

How can I help you! My job at Boco includes managing our consulting and training services. In my role as an expert, I do strategy consulting as an accredited Design IP Strategy expert, I also do market and competitor surveys, as well as training and workshop events. My special expertise is in valuing patents. I have previous work experience in consulting and management at Accenture and BEA Systems (now part of Oracle). In addition, as an entrepreneur and owner, I was involved in creating a new kind of commercialization service at Iprbox Oy, the business of which was acquired by Boco in 2008. Employed by Boco IP since then!

Education
ICT field in general, product development, sales and marketing
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, German
Activities
Accenture Alumni, BEA Systems Alumni, spending free time outdoors together with family
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Sanna Härkönen profiilikuva

Sanna Härkönen

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I work in the biochemistry team and provide extensive assistance to patent attorneys in all matters related to patent processing. I handle external communications with customers and authorities, as well as patent transfers. I have previously worked for a long time as a sales and export assistant, and have worked in the patent industry since 2008. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2012.

Education
BBA (business economics, administration), Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration (foreign trade)
Languages
Finnish, English, Spanish, Swedish
Activities
Aerobics, jogging, Spanish, junior football activities, snowboarding
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Saoussen Merdes profiilikuva

Saoussen Merdes

Trainee Patent Attorney

I have over 15 years of experience in research and education. Prior to joining Boco IP, I carried out research in the fields of solar energy and nanotechnology at Tokyo University of Science, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. I recently also worked as a Senior Scientist in a Finnish nanotechnology company. I joined the Physics & Electricity team of Boco IP in 2021. I advise our clients on matters related to patenting nano and semiconductor technologies.

Education
M.Sc. (semiconductor physics), PhD (electrical engineering)
Languages
English, French, Arabic, German, Japanese, Swedish and Finnish
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Sari Laine profiilikuva

Sari Laine

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I help with trademark and design matters and also assist our IP lawyers in the IP Legal team. I have been employed by Boco IP since 1995.

Education
B.A. (English philology)
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French
Activities
Film and theatre, exercise
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Sini-Maaria Mikkilä profiilikuva

Sini-Maaria Mikkilä

European Patent Attorney

I am happy to help with all kinds of IP matters, and especially with technical inventions, their protection by patents and utility models in Europe and internationally, and with matters related to defending IP rights, such as oppositions, appeals and infringement matters. I have worked as a patent attorney since 2008 and during the time I have helped to protect and defend a wide variety of inventions, but I am most experienced in protecting inventions related to machines and equipment and hydraulic, electrical and software control of thereof, as well as components and geometries. I am also interested in hydraulics, measurements, automatic detection, and different types of sensor applications as well as user interfaces and energy technology applications.

I really like the versatility of patent attorney's work. In addition to patent prosecution, I am happy to advise clients on IP issues, such as planning IP and protection strategies, and employment invention matters. I find it interesting to analyse similarities and differences between solutions, and I like preparing expert opinions related to scope of protection and suspected patent infringement cases, for example. I also conduct novelty and technology searches. It is also important for me to increase IP awareness and, therefore, I also like to organize IP trainings and IP workshops.

I would like to encourage you to contact me especially if you work within an industry like industrial machinery or equipment, mobile machinery, automotive industry, mining, consumer products, paper and forestry, public services, freight and logistics, health technology, measuring equipment and technology, renewable energy, or telecommunications. However, please feel free to contact me in any other IP matters, as I am always happy to help you to find the best expert on any matter, whether it is me or someone else.

I started at Boco IP in 2021 opening our Tampere office, but I help clients all over Finland and abroad, in Finnish, English and Swedish. Besides IPR matters, I also have an extensive experience in developing and deploying processes and information system tools.

Education
M.Sc. (Automation Technology)
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Russian
Activities
European Patent Institute (member), Finnish Patent Attorneys Association (member), FICPI ​​(member) Crafts and creative writing
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Boco IP - Thomas Carlsson profiilikuva

Thomas Carlsson

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I specialize in small devices and complex systems: micro- and nanotechnology, semiconductors, photonics, measurement technology, medical devices, solar energy, electrochemistry and the Internet of Things are some of areas of expertise. I also do lots of freedom-to-operate studies and novelty searches. I previously worked for the Finnish Patent Office where I evaluated 500 patent applications. I have written about a hundred applications as a patent attorney. My book Good Patent Applications (Boco IP, 2021) is based on this experience. In this book I present the building blocks of a good application. The principles of this book are put into practice in my daily work. I’m also happy to give training in patent matters to clients, students and patent experts. I’ve been employed by Boco IP since 2016.

Education
D.Sc. (Tech.) (Physics)
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English, German
Activities
Athletics coaching, political theory and history, running, swimming
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Tomi Salter profiilikuva

Tomi Salter

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I have dealt extensively with the protection of various technical solutions, in particular I work with patent prosecution of various machines and equipment, as well as inventions related to control thereof. In addition, I provide reports related to patentability of inventions and freedom to operate, as well as infringement and invalidity. Personally, I find it imperative that the business aspects of inventions are also considered - I am also happy to help with creating and implementing IP strategies. I‘m a registered patent attorney in Finland and a qualified European patent attorney, and I’ve been working in the field of patents since 2010. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2015.

Education
M. Sc. (mechanical engineering: industrial engineering; product development, industrial management)
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, French
Activities
The Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, FICPI, AIPPI, Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights, bicycling, skiing, exercise
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