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My main area of practice concerns drafting and prosecuting in the chemical field, including biotechnology and life science. I also carry out freedom to operate analyses, opinions, searches and provide technical litigation support. I handle subject matter relating to process chemistry, nanotechnology, therapeutic and diagnostic methods, pharmaceuticals, nutrition and biomaterials. I currently act for a wide spectrum of clients including SMEs, academic institutions, start-ups and individual inventors.
I started my career in private practice in 2010 and joined Espatent in 2013. Before moving to private practice I worked as an examiner in the Finnish patent office for four years examining patent applications in chemistry and biotechnology. Prior to entering the patent law profession I worked as a researcher, completing in 2010 a PhD in biochemistry.
Having a background in research has helped me to understand the nature of the incremental development of technology. Many of my clients file patent applications very early in the development process. For a solid patent protection it is crucial that the future development plans are carefully considered together with the client already before the first patent application is filed. I also keep my clients updated during prosecution and provide essential information to enable reasoned decision making for business needs.