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Collaboration, dedication and a passion for innovation characterises Laine IP and its crew of patent attorneys. They adopt a hands-on approach, with a view to procuring assets that contribute to the overall health of their clients’ businesses, a method that sits very well with start-ups and multinationals in the life sciences, medical technology and electronics industries. It also has a strong EPO practice, with 20 European patent attorneys on deck, many of whom are Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies tutors and lecturers. One such practitioner is electrical engineer Jarkko Tiilikainen, who has a deep knowledge of EPO case law and is a safe pair of hands for oppositions and appeals. For freedom-to-operate analyses that are laced with keen commercial insights, “Hanna Laurén impresses with her professional touch and impeccable legal knowledge. She also puts on super-informative IP seminars for her patrons, which is incredibly valuable.” Fellow chemistry ace and senior partner Christoffer Sundman “is immensely skilled at creating IP strategies and providing his clients with insights that they didn’t even think or know how to ask about. He is a fantastic asset to have on your side as well as a well-respected and prominent expert in his field.” Another distinguishing feature of Laine IP is its in-house team of US patent attorneys, and a shining star in that respect is Mark Scott. Formerly in-house at Siemens, Scott brings an added dimension to his practice; he counsels strategically, keeps his clients’ business objectives front and centre, and is a superb choice for commercialisation instructions.