Lassi Saarela, M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), joined Kolster’s team of patent attorneys in October 2020. His expertise includes machine design and manufacturing technologies, from conventional methods such as casting and CNC machining to the latest production technologies. New technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting are Lassi’s areas of expertise and special interest. He also has a basic knowledge of programming, CAD design and the utilisation of 5G networks and the industrial internet (IoT) in the manufacturing industry.
Besides technical expertise, Lassi has studies in production economics and, through it, the ability and interest to evaluate patenting as part of a bigger picture, from a business perspective.
"I have a broad interest in new technologies and the evolving world – including how patents can be used to make a profit. I want to take an active role in this development in collaboration with clients.”
Before his career with patents, Lassi has work experience in the industry alongside his studies over a period of eight years. He has worked in various positions in production, plant engineering maintenance and in production planning in the leading paint company in the Nordics. He has gained a good overall understanding of an industrial company’s production processes.
In patent expertise, the bar is set high. Lassi is inquisitive and keen on learning new. Through his athletic hobbies, he is a competitive nature who wants to excel at his work.
Lassi also has a skill few Finns possess: besides English, the standard working language of patent attorneys, he speaks fluent Polish. Thanks to his family background, he is well-versed in the culture of Central Europe and also speaks German.