Annika Hakkila

Partner at Boco IP

Annika Hakkila is a partner and chair of the board at Boco IP. She has an MSc in chemistry and has worked in the Finnish pharmaceutical industry since 1984. In 1990 she began her career in IP rights as an in-house engineer and changed over to private practice in 1996. She has been working for Boco IP since 2011.

Ms Hakkila is an authorised patent attorney in Finland and a European patent attorney. She has handled a wide range of IP cases relating to chemistry, pharmaceuticals, the chemical process industry, paper and pulp manufacturing, foodstuffs and biochemistry. She has also been involved in litigation cases in Finland and abroad and has given expert opinions to several pharmaceutical companies. In so doing, she has gained extensive experience working with patent attorneys all over the world.

Ms Hakkila has broad experience in conducting oral proceedings before examining divisions, opposition divisions and the EPO Boards of Appeal. In addition, she has handled several national Finnish opposition cases, representing both the opponent and the proprietor.

Ms Hakkila has been actively involved in training and lecturing on intellectual property at several organisations, including the Finnish Patent Office and Aalto University. Further, she is a member of several national and international organisations and has served as member of the Association of the Finnish Patent Attorneys and chair of the chemistry group.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • FICPI

Firm details

Boco IP
Itämerenkatu 5
Helsinki 00180
Finland

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