Marjut Honkasalo

Marjut Honkasalo

“The best aspect of my work is the introduction of new elements to my expertise. I enjoy having my brain tickled from time to time with various inventions. The epiphany of understanding something with direct value to the client is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.”

Marjut Honkasalo has wide-ranging experience in the IP sector since 1996. Her strongest areas of expertise include the protection of various telecommunications and software solutions. She also has experience from working as an in-house IP resource.

Before her career as a patent attorney, Marjut worked with various product development duties in a company specialising in construction materials and expanded her expertise with full-time studies in telecommunications and software at the Helsinki University of Technology.

Marjut follows the practices of various patent offices actively and seeks to influence the development of practices at the European Patent Office in her role as an epi delegate with the European Patent Practice Committee and the committee on special issues concerning software patenting. Marjut is also prepared for the introduction of the Unified Patent Court by completing a degree on patent court proceedings at Université Strasbourg III, which grants her the qualification to function as a representative at the Unified Patent Court.

IP expertise

  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting and opposition matters
  • Evaluations of inventions
  • Assessments of freedom to operate
  • Expert opinions on the scope of protection of patents
  • Patent infringement evaluations
  • IP strategy and consulting
  • Restoration of rights
  • Presentations on patenting practices, particularly software patents

Technical expertise

  • Telecommunications
  • Information technology
  • Mobile services
  • Software-based solutions
  • Construction engineering

Client industries

  • Automotive
  • Communications and media
  • Consumer goods
  • Financial services
  • ICT
  • Media and entertainment
  • Public services
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Software
  • Telecommunications

IPR sector memberships

  • Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
  • FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, Executive Committee Delegate for Finland
  • Finnish Association of Industrial Property Rights
  • epi – Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office: epi delegate, member of European Patent Praxis and ICT committees