The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
Gold - Firms: prosecution
At Berggren, innovators receive wraparound support courtesy of its dedicated patent, design, legal and brokerage teams. One of the largest firms on the market, it has 170 experts on deck to tend to the needs of some 4,000 clients; and it continues to refine its offering by developing its own in-house software, such as IP management tool Greip. Standout patent attorney Sakari Värilä has “an excellent understanding of difficult technologies, especially software. He is skilled in the art of patenting the impossible and has a gift for relaying complex issues in a simple way”. Biotechnology ace Pirta Tiiro is “absolutely brilliant and really knows her stuff”. She capitalises on knowledge gained from in-house positions at pharmaceutical and food companies when conducting patentability analyses. Joining them in the guide this year is Fu-Chia Aspelin, a qualified European, Chinese and Finnish patent attorney with a flair for the life sciences. She plays an active role in China-Finland dialogues, heads up Berggren’s China desk and cultivates fruitful relationships with international clients.