Antti Plathin

Antti Plathin

“The new solutions you develop can be protected, encrypted or shared freely with others. Protection is usually the most sensible option. Contact us and we will protect both the technology of your product by a patent and its appearance with design rights!”

Antti Plathin has worked in the IP sector since 2004. He has experience from a wide range of IP sector positions: as a patent examiner at a patent office, patent engineer at an international company, and as a patent agent at Kolster since 2011.

Thanks to his diverse experience in IP matters, Antti has in-depth understanding of protection needs as part of the business of industrial operators and is able to act as a partner to the client during the protection process and its related challenges, from preliminary assessments to defending the patent in court.

At Kolster, Antti has focused on the patent and design rights protection of mechanical and electromechanical innovations. He is particularly experienced in the protection of innovations related to personnel lifts and movers and consumer products.

IP expertise

  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting and opposition matters in Finland and internationally: patents, oppositions, appeals
  • Design rights, utility models
  • Counselling: protection alternatives, courses of action, optimisation
  • 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 to the Market Court
  • IP competitor monitoring, assessments of freedom to operate (FTO)
  • IP strategy and consulting
  • Serving as a technical expert in patent and design rights disputes
  • Serving as an in-house expert

Technical expertise

  • Mechanical engineering: engineering design and product development technology
  • Mechanical and electromechanical innovations
  • Elevators and other lifting machinery, escalators and motored doors
  • Paper industry, paper processing technology
  • Sports equipment
  • Crushers, door and window engineering

Client industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Oil & gas
  • Paper and forest industry
  • Public services
  • Freight and logistics
  • Health care
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals & medical products

IPR sector memberships

  • epi – Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
  • Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
  • Licensing Executives Society LES
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