Tarja Saarikko has had a long career in the IP sector since 1988. She has worked with patents in IP assistant duties. Tarja has previously managed tasks related to the annual fees of patents and patent applications and assignments related to the granting stage of patents. Since 2012, her area of responsibility has included EPFI validations and their essential translation coordination. Tarja’s duties also include the filing of patent and utility model applications and PCT and SPC applications to the Finnish office.