Christoffer Karlsson

Christoffer Karlsson

“There is chemistry everywhere. I want to harness my expertise particularly for the protection and commercialisation of sustainable development, circular economy and cleantech innovations.”

Christoffer Karlsson has a broad experience in the protection and strategic evaluation of inventions from both chemical and mechanical areas of application as well as in resolving patent disputes. In his MSc studies he specialised in organic chemistry, and has been working with patenting and IPR development since 2002, both in industry and IP expert firms.

During his long career as a patent attorney, Christoffer has successfully protected a wide range of innovations in the many areas of application in the pharmaceutical, food, chemical, paper, construction and cleantech industries. He can be described as a chemist who is equally familiar with organic and inorganic chemistry, but also technical equipment, systems and mechanical inventions. Sustainability, cleantech and the circular economy are areas of technology that are particularly close to him, and require a high level of expertise in the chemical sector.

In addition to the drafting of patent applications, Christoffer has extensive experience in various expert opinions, such as freedom to operate, patent infringement, scope of protection analysis as well as opposition and appeal proceedings. He has also assisted litigators in patent disputes in the District Court and the Court of Appeal as a patent attorney.

Prior to joining Kolster in November 2019, Karlsson worked in Sweden for a year and a half as a chief IP officer of a company that develops biofuels. Before that, he served as a patent attorney, partner, deputy managing director and board member at a Finnish IP expert firm for over sixteen years.

IP expertise

  • Analysing and evaluating of inventions, novelty searches
  • Patenting process from drafting the patent or utility model application to its granting in Finland, Europe and international markets
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Assisting litigators in patent disputes
  • Patent infringement and scope of protection analysis, expert opinions
  • Competitor monitoring and freedom to operate surveys
  • IP strategies and IP portfolio management
  • Supplementary protection certificates for medicinal products (SCP)
  • Employee inventions

Technical expertise

  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Sustainable development, cleantech, circular economy
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Food chemistry
  • DNA sequences
  • Mechanics
  • Paper pulp manufacturing equipment and systems
  • Biofuels

Client industries

  • Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Life sciences
  • Oil & gas
  • Paper and forest industry
  • Health care
  • High tech
  • Natural resources
  • Pharmaceuticals & medical products
  • Utilities / cleantech