IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Finland

According to WIPO, Finland sits comfortably among the top 10 innovative countries in the world. It is home to a vibrant start-up community and continues to foster innovation and growth through government initiatives and funding. For instance, Business Finland and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, offer services for...

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According to WIPO, Finland sits comfortably among the top 10 innovative countries in the world. It is home to a vibrant start-up community and continues to foster innovation and growth through government initiatives and funding. For instance, Business Finland and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, offer services for early-stage companies across different phases of their business development. It thus comes as no surprise that patenting activity is currently the healthiest it has ever been; the low cost of filing and fast-track options at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office have much to do with that. On the litigation front, pharmaceutical, technology and energy skirmishes still account for a significant portion of the caseload, which has also remained steady of late. Meanwhile, Finland will shortly be conducting a review of its national IP strategy with a view to making processes even more efficient and enhancing general awareness of the importance of intangible assets.

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