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Matias Mähönen

”Communication is ‘shift based listening’.”


Matias Mähönen, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oulu, joined Kolster and the IP sector in 2022.

Prior to joining Kolster and the IP sector, Matias worked during 6 years in investment projects of industry as a method engineer, mechanical engineer and project manager.

Matias thinks that communication, understanding business and technology are key factors for handling IPR issues successfully.


  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting in Finland and internationally
  • Oppositions and appeals related to patents
  • Novelty and preliminary searches and assessments of freedom to operate
  • Expert opinions on the scope of protection of patents
  • Patent infringement evaluations
  • IP strategy
  • Design rights
  • Counselling and consulting

Technical Expertise

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Industrial engineering

Client Industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Freight and logistics
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Utilities / cleantech