Valea AB specialises in the establishment, defence and commercialisation of IP assets such as patents, trademarks, designs and domain names. We also provide legal counselling in matters of copyright law, marketing law and IT law. Through long-term, close cooperation with many of Scandinavia’s and Europe’s most successful and strongly innovative companies, the services we offer are continuously developed to meet our clients’ needs. Valea’s services cover the entire IP rights lifecycle, from concept to commercialisation. We focus on providing business-oriented support with cutting-edge expertise and an understanding of the effects of legislation in a commercial context; we view technology and law as tools to create success for our clients.
Valea is one of Sweden’s most highly recommended firms for patent prosecution – acknowledgement being given to the robust team spirit that is Valea’s hallmark – with clients getting the knowledge and expertise not just of the relationship partner, but of the whole organisation.
Valea is driven by a strong partnership that works across departments, both within Valea and together with our clients. We strive for the highest possible quality in all that we do and for continuous renewal to drive development. We work in client teams without geographical boundaries in order to offer our clients the best possible skills and expertise in an efficient manner. In each client team, an account manager is appointed to be the client’s primary contact, responsible for ensuring quality at every stage. Our work is conducted both from our offices and, when required, on site at client locations. With highly motivated and committed employees, we serve as our clients’ right hand and as a sounding board from concept to commercialisation. This dedication to our clients is reflected in Valea’s continuously increasing market share and sustained growth over the past decade.
Protection for IP rights
What is worth protecting is not simply a technical or legal question, but primarily a business decision. Together with the client, we develop strategies for IP rights based on each client’s unique business environment and establish rights such as patents, trademarks, designs and domain names.
Defence of business-critical assets
IP rights are violated both intentionally and unintentionally, and effective measures must be taken to protect the value of a company’s exclusive rights. Technical developments, designs and identity must be protected from idea theft, replication and forgery. We help with general counselling, as well as representing our clients in negotiations and evaluating and preparing agreements. We represent our clients before administrative authorities, including the EPO, the EU Intellectual Property Office and national courts, and internationally through our network of local lawyers.
Transactions and commercialisation
Managed properly, IP rights are a fantastic competitive tool and an enormous strategic asset. In almost all cases, mergers and corporate acquisitions involve IP considerations. We provide services in the field of IP transactions, such as identification and valuation of existing rights, portfolio analyses and freedom-to-operate analyses. With our combination of in-depth technical knowledge, legal expertise and business aptitude, we can interpret and present complex technical and legal information that can be of crucial significance to a transaction in a clear and comprehensible manner. We also help our clients to commercialise their IP rights and act in negotiations and prepare, for example, licensing, distribution and cooperation agreements, as well as R&D agreements.
- Valea has a history that stretches back over 100 years, as Dahls Patentbyrå and Göteborgs Patentbyrå.
- In December 2004 our staff acquired the business through a management buy-out from Arator A/S.
- Valea is entirely owned by its employees through Valea Holding AB.
- Valea has offices in Gothenburg, Malmo and Stockholm.
- Our name originates from the Latin words valens and valea: strong, powerful and healthy.
- Electronics, information technology and telecoms
- Green technology
- Life sciences and chemistry
- Supplementary protection certificates
- Domain names
- Licensing and agreements
- Marketing law
- Disputes and litigation
- Post-grant actions and enforcement
- Due diligence
- IP strategy
- Risk management
- Annuities and renewals
Lilla Bommen 3 A
PO Box 1098
Gothenburg SE-405 2
- Andrew Hammond, Chief executive officer
Sample client list
- AB Volvo
- ABB Power Grids
- AR Packaging
- Catena Media
- Swedish Match
- Volvo Cars