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.

Sweden

Sweden has a lengthy tradition of promoting innovation and supporting entrepreneurship; as a result, the country regularly ranks highly in global innovation indices and is one of the top filers at the EPO. The government plays a key role in sponsoring local talent – for example, innovation agency Vinnova promotes...

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Sweden has a lengthy tradition of promoting innovation and supporting entrepreneurship; as a result, the country regularly ranks highly in global innovation indices and is one of the top filers at the EPO. The government plays a key role in sponsoring local talent – for example, innovation agency Vinnova promotes and funds research projects across a wide range of fields. Lately, the pharmaceutical and automotive industries have been hotbeds of activity, especially as biosimilar products and digitalised offerings start to enter the market. Practitioners also report an uptick in software patenting, as high-tech companies increasingly avail of the patenting systems available to them. On the contentious front, the country’s specialised IP courts celebrate their fifth anniversary this year, and lawyers have nothing but praise for their efficiency and quick turnaround times. Overall, activity looks healthy and Sweden remains a favourable jurisdiction for those seeking to protect and enforce their assets.

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