Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

"Intellectual property rights are an elegant combination of technological development with legal protection and economic value in business."

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen specialises in electrical and mechanical applications in various industries. He has over 10 years of experience in IPR in electrical and telecommunication companies in Finland and the Netherlands. Before moving to Kolster in 2009, Veli-Matti had been working for nearly 10 years as a European patent and European trademark and design attorney in the patent and trademark sector.

He has wide-ranging expertise in both technology and IPR. He also has extensive experience in patent disputes, court proceedings concerning patent rights and licence negotiations.

IP expertise

  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting and opposition matters
  • Novelty searches, assessments of freedom to operate
  • Patent disputes, patent court proceedings, licence negotiations
  • IP strategy workshops & IP training, IP consulting

Technical expertise

  • Electrical engineering, automation technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Communications engineering

Client industries

  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Oil & gas
  • Paper and forest industry
  • Freight and logistics
  • Health care
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Electric measurement technology
  • Utilities / cleantech
  • Telecommunications

IPR sector memberships

  • epi – Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
  • Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
  • Finnish Association for Corporate Patent Agents
  • Finnish Association of Industrial Property Rights