Christian Westerholm

Partner at Boco IP

Christian Westerholm is a partner at Boco IP. He has worked in the IP field for over 20 years and has an MSc in mechanical engineering. Mr Westerholm is an authorised patent and design attorney in Finland, and a European design and patent attorney.

Mr Westerholm is often regarded as a “patent application drafting machine”, with extensive experience in collaboration with patent attorneys all over the world. Mr Westerholm also has experience of oral proceedings before examining divisions, opposition divisions and the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. He regularly handles opposition proceedings both for opponents and proprietors.

In addition, Mr Westerholm is well versed in nullity actions concerning Finnish national utility model registrations, representing plaintiffs and proprietors. He has also served as a technical expert in lawsuits in Finland relating to both infringement and invalidity matters.

His experience as in-house patent attorney has taught him numerous skills beyond the standard prosecution of patent applications, not least evaluating inventions and performing competitor follow-up to ensure freedom to operate.

Mr Westerholm is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of epi, the professional body for European patent attorneys. He is fluent in Swedish, Finnish and English.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • epi
  • FICPI

Firm details

Boco IP
Itämerenkatu 5
Helsinki 00180
Finland

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