Karri Leskinen

Managing Director at Boco IP

Karri Leskinen joined Boco IP in 2005 and has been the managing director and a partner since 2007. He has worked in the field of patents since 1999 and has an MSc in chemistry. Over the years, Mr Leskinen has handled IP cases primarily in the fields of pharmaceuticals, food and process industries, and polymer technologies. He has been involved in numerous litigation cases, especially in the field of pharmaceuticals. For the past 15 years Mr Leskinen has mainly worked for generic companies.

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. Mr Leskinen is increasingly focusing on consultation and training, and IP management-related issues. Portfolio management, freedom-to-operate analyses, IP due diligence and commercialisation of intellectual property are typical tasks for him. Further, he gives statements on the interpretation of patents and handles opposition cases of European and Finnish national patents on both the opponent and proprietor sides. Mr Leskinen also participates actively in lecturing in the IP field.

In addition to his enthusiasm for patents, Mr Leskinen is passionate about creating new management and leadership practices. Strategic work has been carried out with the aim of making Boco IP the most esteemed 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 Lawyers. In addition, he is currently a member of the board of AIPPI Finland.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • FICPI
  • epi

Firm details

Boco IP
Itämerenkatu 5
Helsinki 00180
Finland

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