Krister Karlsson

Krister Karlsson

”A good IP strategy includes systematic creation of intellectual property rights as well as evaluating the competition and IP risks.”

Krister Karlsson has extensive technology expertise in the fields of organic chemistry, biochemistry and chemical processes, in-depth IP strategy know-how, as well as experience in IP disputes from the Market Court in Finland. Krister is experienced in evaluating IP activities as a whole and integrating the IP strategy into part of the business strategy.

During his career, Krister has worked as a university researcher, patent attorney with Kolster (2005 to 2010), as well as an in-house patent attorney and IPR Manager in the oil refining industry. Before returning to Kolster in November 2018, he worked for three years as a technically qualified judge at the Market Court in practice as a patent specialist in all appeal and dispute cases concerning patents and utility models in Finland.

Krister’s experience in international dispute resolution in industry, and experience in a Finnish IP court have contributed to gaining insight on how and in which situations it is worthwhile to appeal against the decisions of the patent offices of Finland, Europe, or the United States, and what it takes to be successful in patent disputes.

IP expertise

  • IP strategies, optimisation of IP portfolio investments in an international operating environment
  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting and opposition matters in Finland and internationally: oppositions, appeals
  • Identification of inventions, evaluation of invention reports, processing of employee inventions
  • Freedom to operate surveys
  • Expert opinions on the scope of protection of patents, scope of protection analyses, prior art assessments and competitor monitoring
  • Patent infringement evaluations, infringement statements
  • IP dispute resolution & IP risk management

Technical expertise

  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Protein chemistry
  • Biomarkers
  • Diagnostics
  • Molecular analytics and related devices
  • Biofuels and alternative sources
  • Chemical processes
  • Environmental chemistry and analytics

Client industries

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