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Managing Director at Boco IP
Karri Leskinen joined Boco IP in 2005 and has been a partner at the firm and its managing director since 2007. He has worked in the patent field since 1999 and holds an MSc in chemistry. Over the years, he has handled IP cases primarily in the fields of pharmaceuticals, food and process industries, and polymer technologies.
Mr Leskinen has been involved in numerous litigation cases, especially in relation to pharmaceuticals, and for the past decade has worked mainly for manufacturers of generic drugs. Mr Leskinen is a European patent attorney and an authorised patent attorney in Finland. He is actively involved in the planning and implementation of clients’ IP strategies, with an increasing focus on consultation and providing training in IP management-related issues. Portfolio management, freedom-to-operate analyses, IP due diligence and commercialisation are tasks he routinely undertakes. He also prepares opinions on the interpretation of patents and handles opposition cases at both the European and Finnish patent offices for opponents and proprietors. Mr Leskinen also frequently speaks on IP issues.
In addition to his enthusiasm for patents, Mr Leskinen is passionate about creating new management and leadership practices. He has carried out strategic work with the aim of making Boco IP the best IP firm in Finland.
Mr Leskinen is a member of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys. In addition, he is currently acting as an expert member of the Finnish Market Court and a board member for the Finnish AIPPI Group.