Kirsi-Marja Pitkänen

Kirsi-Marja Pitkänen

“Close cooperation with the client is the be-all and end-all.”

Kirsi-Marja Pitkänen began working at Kolster in 1989. Her specialisation is polymer chemistry. In this field, her patent commissions typically deal with oil industry products such as compositions of plastics, lubricants or fuels. She is also familiar with applications in the food and paper industries. Before her career as a patent agent, Kirsi-Marja Pitkänen put her chemistry studies to practical use at a position with a Swiss pharmaceutical company producing paper chemicals.

IP expertise

  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting and opposition matters in Finland and internationally: patents, oppositions, appeals, utility models
  • Counselling: protection alternatives, courses of action, optimisation
  • Employee inventions: evaluation of invention reports, processing of employee inventions
  • Expert opinions on the scope of protection of patents, scope of protection analyses, prior art assessments
  • Patent infringement evaluations, infringement statements
  • IP strategy and consulting
  • IP expert opinions to financers

Technical expertise

  • Polymer chemistry
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Nanomaterials

Client industries

  • Chemistry
  • Life sciences
  • Oil & gas
  • Paper and forest industry
  • High tech
  • Natural resources
  • Pharmaceuticals & medical products

IPR sector memberships

  • epi – Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
  • Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
  • Finnish Association of Industrial Property Rights
  • Finnish AIPPI Group – International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property