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Silver - Firms: prosecution
Established in 1979, Laine IP has made a name for itself as an A-to-Z IP prosecution firm in Finland. With 18 European patent attorneys and a string of strategically located offices in Helsinki, Tempere and Turku, the firm brings its services to patrons’ doorsteps. Demonstrating the outfit’s strong chemistry capabilities are Hanna Laurén, Christoffer Sundman and Mark Scott. Team leader Laurén pairs her knowledge of biochemistry and commercial law to support clients. An attractive choice for those seeking to get patents through to grant, Laurén was enlisted by local companies Sartorius Biohit Liquid Handling Oy and Andritz Oy with their application needs. With a lengthy career in intellectual property, Sundman utilises his experience in all phases of the patent cycle to assist SMEs. Scott draws on more than a decade of in-house experience managing global IP strategies at Siemens and a deep knowledge of the US patent system to lead the US IP team in Finland. Electronics ace Jarkko Tiilikainen represents his elite roster of patrons in complex technical matters before the European Patent Office (EPO). IAM Patent 1000 newcomer “Kathy Wasström is an invaluable resource in creating portfolios, together with clients and their experts in the area. Wasström is quick, to the point and guides clientele with a clear understanding of their business and their aims.”