Harri Antila

Harri Antila

“Expertise through experience.”

Harri Antila has almost 30 years of experience as a patent agent. As a result of his long and varied experience in the IP sector and extensive technical proficiency, Harri is able to provide his clients with cost-efficient and knowledgeable service that takes into account the business strategy viewpoint. Harri has excellent insight to the IP issues faced by startup companies and SMEs and can help protect their special know-how in ways that best serve their business goals in international operations. Harri is the founder of Kolster’s Oulu unit, which was established in 1990. Over the course of his career, he has acted as a sparring partner in IP matters for hundreds of companies in Northern Finland.

IP expertise

  • Patents and utility models
  • Novelty and patentability searches, assessments of freedom to operate (FTO)
  • Patenting process from identifying the invention to preparing the patent application and patent granting
  • Oppositions
  • Competitor monitoring
  • Organising employee invention matters
  • Expert opinions on the scope of protection of patents
  • Patent infringement evaluations
  • IP strategy and consulting
  • Specialised in US, EP, CN and RU patenting
  • Design rights
  • Funding of innovation projects (incl. Innovation voucher)

Technical expertise

  • Mechanical engineering and equipment technology
  • Construction engineering
  • Measuring technology, RF technology, electronics, automation technology
  • Environmental technology
  • Medical technology

Client industries

  • Automotive
  • Communications and media
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Oil & gas
  • Paper and forest industry
  • Freight and logistics
  • Health care
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Software
  • Natural resources
  • Pharmaceuticals & medical products
  • Electric measurement technology
  • Utilities / cleantech
  • Telecommunications

IPR sector memberships

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