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Merja Ekström

“The interesting part of my work is the multi-stage patenting process that requires one to be always up to speed with the changing rules of the EPO.”


Merja Ekström has over 20 years of experience in handling European patent applications from their initiation to granting and in the validation of granted patents. She is also well-versed in novelty searches and time limits of patent applications filed directly to national offices. Merja is currently expanding her field to PCT applications. Right now, she works with the electrical engineering unit.


  • European patent applications
  • European patent validations
  • Transfers of rights in European patent applications
  • Novelty searches
  • Initiation of international patent applications