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“With limitless capabilities, Bjerkén Hynell is undoubtedly one of Sweden’s best IP agencies.” It continues to go from strength to strength since the merger between Bjerkén Patentbyrå AB and Hynell Intellectual Property AB in May 2022. As a result of the team’s considerable experience working within various patent offices, they have in-depth knowledge of what is required to get an application through to grant, bringing an exclusive approach to their advice. Barry Franks and Peter Kylin stand at the heart of the practice and embody this skill set. Franks draws on 10 years of experience as an examiner at the European Patent Office (EPO), as well as eight years spent as in-house counsel for multinational med-tech company GE Healthcare, in order to deliver advice that understands the technology as well as the commercial implications. “Barry is a client-focused and friendly individual who does a superb job and produces work to the highest standards.” Fellow former EPO examiner Kylin is a mechanical engineering ace who also comes stocked with industry insight. He capitalises on his experience to provide strategic IP assistance to patent owners, while also educating future generations by lecturing at Karlstad University and Örebro University.