Folke Johansson and Marina Smirnova selected as WIPR Leaders

12.5.2016

We proudly inform that our European patent attorney Folke Johansson has been selected as a WIPR Leader 2016 for patents in Finland. For Russia, in both patents and trademarks, our patent & trademark attorney Marina Smirnova was chosen as a WIPR Leader 2016.

The Leaders club consists of 1415 individuals worldwide recognised by their peers as leading IP practitioners. In Finland for patents, a total of 10 representatives have been chosen as WIPR Leaders. For Russia the number is 15.

WIPR Leaders is a new, comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property practitioners working in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe that is a truly impartial, editorially-led list of the best patent and trademark lawyers based on the results of a 5-month survey coupled with their own research.

News

Patent opposition proceedings in Russia

In Russia too, it is possible to dispute the validity of a granted patent. Read Erik Goussev's blog on the patent opposition proceedings in Russia.

QA Specialist

We are hiring! Are you interested in developing a revolutionary machine learning-based ERP system for legal services in a SaaS model? We are now looking for an ambitious QA Specialist to join our multi-disciplinary software development team.

Article in WIPR: Russia jurisdiction report – The rules on patent opposition

The Patent Disputes Chamber which is a department of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) receives about 100 patent oppositions a year. Read more about the rules.

Startup, remember to involve an IP expert already in the product development phase – Case Kelosound

Protecting your ideas should start already in the product development phase. Read the story of our customer Kirsi Ihalainen, CEO of Kelosound Oy, who created a product of naturally dried wood that plays different sounds.