Maaria Rantala joined the ICT and electrical engineering team in Helsinki as Patent Agent on 3 August 2020. She brings to Kolster strong expertise in the application areas of engineering physics, inverse mathematics and artificial intelligence, as well as the product development perspective of a global industrial company to patent attorney work.
Maaria Rantala, M.Sc. (Tech.), is an applied mathematician who has studied engineering physics, acoustics, sound processing and especially inverse mathematics, which is used, for example, to study soil, the atmosphere, celestial bodies and the human body. In addition to her master’s degree, she has extensive postgraduate studies at the University of Helsinki in mathematical modelling, digital image processing and machine learning.
Maaria Rantala transferred to Kolster from the role of R&D Scientist at KaVo Kerr, a group specialising in dental imaging.
As a product development researcher, she has been involved in the development of new X-ray imaging technologies and equipment innovations for almost 17 years. These are widely utilised in various industries and application areas, such as health care, materials research, quality control and security.
Rantala is a research and product development professional with extensive experience in solving inverse problems, image processing and programming mathematical algorithms for use in technology. At Kolster, the perspective of a product developer is now being replaced with that of protection.
“I have a strong calling for patent attorney work, and patent language is already familiar to me. I have carried out patent surveys and analysed patents from the perspective of freedom to operate and potential patent infringements. I am also included as an inventor in one granted patent, and I have been involved in writing patent applications. At Kolster, I have a great opportunity to deepen my expertise in the patent industry, a field that genuinely interests me”, Rantala says.
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