Kolster earned silver ranking for prosecution in the 2021 edition of IAM Patent 1000 listing. Furthermore, Kolster received more individual listings than the other IP firms ranked in the same category. The annual IAM Patent 1000 listing is regarded as the ‘go-to’ resource for seeking world-class private practice patent expertise in the US.
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The experience that Kolster has gained over its 146-year history is “a massive confidence boost – clients know that matters will be handled in an excellent manner. It is a valuable partner and the service is always professional, yet friendly”.
“It is full of experts from different technical fields and their combined knowledge enhances the results obtained. The firm also stands out for the transparency of its reporting and invoicing practices.”
Robust leadership is supplied in abundance by power electronics applications whizz Ari Parta, “a technically savvy attorney with a warm and customer-oriented approach, which makes him easily approachable and a delight to work with”.
He is joined by Kati Leinonen, the ICT and electrical engineering head and a former senior IP specialist at Nokia. She knows how to draft and identify patents that generate business value.
The “super-experienced” Tapio Äkräs “can be counted on for solid advice” in the high-tech realm. He has over three decades in the game and understands how to get rights on the register on a domestic and global level.
Telecommunications specialist Marjut Honkasalo has her finger on the pulse of emerging technologies and is actively involved in international associations to develop EPO practices.
Licensing is one of the many fortes of Hannes Kankaanpää, whose stint as legal counsel at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland stands him in good stead when doing heavy lifting on R&D agreements.
Previously an in-house counsel and IP rights manager in the oil refining industry, Krister Karlsson takes the lead on all things biotech and chemistry; his holistic view of patent protection ensures that IP strategies are embedded in clients’ business models.
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