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“Papula-Nevinpat is a top IP firm in Finland. From early IP assessments to support in litigation proceedings, the set offers comprehensive patent portfolio management for start-ups and large established companies. Papula-Nevinpat boasts a brilliant partner network that successfully manages portfolios across the US and Eurasian countries.” Managing director Markku Simmelvuo draws on his extensive expertise in handling Russian and Eurasian patent office procedures, as well as profound knowledge of the IT, telecommunications and electronics sectors. “Folke Johansson is one of the best in his field. The extremely talented and experienced attorney leads a strong team of specialists with technical versatility. His practice offers secure patent portfolio management, paired with robust technical and strategic support in contentious and commercial matters.” “A trusted partner for ICT- and electrical engineering-related prosecution work”, Tomi Konkonen has a client-centric approach and knowledge of government procedure, informed by time spent at Finland’s National Board of Patents and Registrations and his in-house experience at Nokia. By his side, “Matti Brax has a brilliant grasp of complex technical details which he utilises when drafting top-quality, comprehensive patent applications.” On the mechanics and physics front, Jukka Korhonen capitalises on his vast expertise and experience as an opto-electronics and measurement technology research scientist when advising clients. “Cooperation with Korhonen is smooth, flexible and productive. His ability to translate engineering language into clear patent applications is impressive. He generalises the original idea presented by the R&D team to ensure that the coverage of the final granted patent always ends up becoming wider.” Chemistry and process technology ace Linda Norrgård assists patrons in mineral processing, metallurgy and bioplastics with every possible patent procedure. She takes the lead for one of the firm’s largest patrons. “Satu Lehesranta is a go-to patent attorney for support during litigation involving the life sciences and pharmaceuticals sector. Lehesranta is excellent at explaining complex technical matters in a way that lawyers can easily understand, and her inquisitive approach allows her to delve quickly beneath many layers, to unearth the heart of every invention.”

Firm Profile

Papula-Nevinpat is a 100 % Finnish privately owned company founded in Finland in 1975. Today we serve hundreds of clients from start-ups to global Fortune 500 companies in Finland and around the world, including the United States and China. This makes us one of the largest trademark, design and patent agencies in Finland. Our head office is in Helsinki, with branch offices in Lappeenranta, Tampere and Pori.

We protect and defend our clients’ patent, utility model, trademark and design rights globally. Our high-energy, high-performing team of more than 150 IP experts has a profound understanding of various technical fields, industrial branches and jurisdictions to protect your rights efficiently and reliably. Backed by our extensive experience in international systems and practices, we make sure your rights are properly protected.

We also have a strong foothold in Eurasia, as the first foreign IP company to set up an office in Russia close to 30 years ago, and we continue to be the biggest foreign presence there. We represent you directly in Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well as before the European Patent Office (EPO), the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

We also have a reliable network of attorneys to protect your rights even outside our scope of direct representation. With representation in both Europe and Eurasia, we are able to provide our clients a cost-effective way of protecting their industrial property rights abroad.

Our history

Papula-Nevinpat was founded by Antti Papula (1943-2005) in Helsinki in 1975.

At the time, Mr Papula saw the IP sector beginning to change and the need for IP services to get ready for growth. With determination, he began to build up a new company that would address this, as well as put customer interest and success centre stage.

It is from this determination and founding principles that our company values of today have grown. They shape how we do business with our customers and how we work with each other. At Papula-Nevinpat, our values are about trust and a positive working atmosphere; about personal development in our work and ourselves; about being brave and creating services that stand out in the market; and, as our founder first envisioned, about putting customer benefit as the guiding principle for all that we do.

Our memberships

Our participation in organisational activities, conferences and training events provides a platform for positive influence in the changing IP field. It also keeps us up to speed with industry developments as they occur. Papula-Nevinpat is also frequently approached to host seminars, speak and publish articles on IP issues, particularly related to Russia and Eurasia where we have leading expertise.


For Papula-Nevinpat, corporate responsibility means that we do our business in a professional, honest and ethical way every day. Our core corporate responsibility consists of responsible business, environmental responsibility and responsibility towards our personnel and overall social participation.

We constantly develop and continue to include corporate responsibility in our daily business and our company’s services.

Practice areas

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automation
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Energy technology
  • Food technology
  • IT and software
  • Material science
  • Measuring technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Medical engineering
  • Mineral processing and metallurgy
  • Mobile communications
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optics
  • Physics
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems
  • Process engineering
  • Radio technology
  • Semiconductors 
  • Telecommunications and information, communication and technology
  • Wood processing


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