Ossi Huhtanen

Ossi Huhtanen

“Everything starts with the needs of the client’s business.”

Ossi Huhtanen joined Kolster and the IP sector in 1994. He has accumulated experience and expertise in the searches, investigation and protection processes and oppositions and infringements related to a variety of applications in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering. He also has diverse experience in the development of the IP processes of clients, such as IP strategies and practices and IP training. Ossi is a European Patent Attorney and he holds a MSc. in Electical Engineering.

IP expertise

  • IP PROTECTION: Counselling: protection alternatives, courses of action, optimisation; technology protection: patents and utility models; handling of application process in Finland and internationally: official actions, responses; oppositions to registrations and patents claimed by competitors
  • IP STRATEGY: IP expert opinions for financiers; IPR Due Diligence in corporate acquisitions; IPR audits and recommendations for actions; cost optimisation and forecasting; annual IP maintenance: evaluation, optimisation
  • Searches and assessment of the possibilities for protection: Novelty searches, patentability assessment; technology investigation, assessing the level of technology
  • IP risk management: Verification of the freedom to operate; competitor monitoring: protections, protection activity: oppositions, appeals, annulments; infringement statements and scope of protection analyses
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LEGAL PROCEEDINGS: court proceedings in disputes (infringements, injunction and annulment actions)
  • EMPLOYEE INVENTIONS: Consulting, statements, codes of practice for employee inventions
  • IP TRAINING: IP seminars; tailored corporate training

Technical expertise

  • Paper machinery
  • Construction engineering
  • Environmental technology
  • Transport and traffic
  • HPAC
  • Industrial automation
  • Automatic control engineering
  • Sensor and electrical measurement engineering
  • Power electronics
  • Electronics
  • Opto-electronics
  • Lighting technology

Client industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Paper and forest industry
  • Public services
  • Freight and logistics
  • Health care
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals & medical products
  • Electric measurement technology
  • Utilities / cleantech

IPR sector memberships

  • epi – Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
  • Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
  • FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, Executive Committee Delegate for Finland
  • Finnish Association for Corporate Patent Agents
  • Finnish Association of Industrial Property Rights
  • Licensing Executives Society LES
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