Sini-Maaria Mikkilä

Sini-Maaria Mikkilä

“I enjoy challenges and get excited for successes together with the Client.”

Sini-Maaria Mikkilä has wide-ranging experience in the IP sector since 2008. Her core speciality is the protection of solutions related to various machinery and their control (hydraulics, automation, electrical control, user interfaces) in Finland, Europe and internationally. In addition to this, she has experience in various solutions related to mechanical and electrical engineering and automation technology. Sini-Maaria also counsels on the protection of user interfaces in the EPO and the US, and on innovation vouchers for SMEs.

Prior to her career as a patent attorney, Sini-Maaria has experience from mechanical industry and telecommunications in quality management, R&D process development, project management and the development and implementation of data system tools. She is happy to provide assistance in extensive IP projects and in the development of IP processes.

IP expertise

  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting and opposition matters in Finland and internationally: patents, oppositions, appeals, utility models
  • Counselling: protection alternatives, courses of action, optimisation, guidance on international protection, innovation vouchers
  • Employee inventions: evaluation of invention reports, processing of employee inventions
  • Expert opinions on the scope of protection of patents, scope of protection analyses, prior art assessments
  • Patent infringement evaluations, infringement statements
  • IP strategy and consulting
  • IP workshops, IP projects and IP training, identifying inventions
  • Networked R&D, innovation ecosystems and IP: hackathon, living lab, cooperation projects

Technical expertise

  • Electrical and mechanical engineering, automation technology
  • Industrial machinery, mobile machinery, cranes, mining technology
  • Manufacturing technique, engineering design, production engineering
  • Hydraulics, automation, electronics, measuring technology
  • Safety engineering, ergonomics, industrial hygiene and accessibility

Client industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods
  • ICT
  • Paper and forest industry
  • Public services
  • Freight and logistics
  • Health care
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Electric measurement technology
  • Utilities / cleantech
  • Telecommunications

IPR sector memberships

  • epi – Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
  • Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
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