Managing Director, European Patent Attorney

Markku Simmelvuo is the managing director and a senior partner at Papula-Nevinpat. He is also the chairman of the Board of Papula Oy, and a European Patent Attorney.

Markku is an active contributor to Finnish as well as international IP organizations in order to develop and promote the Finnish patent expertise and the entire IP field. Markku is currently a member of the Board of the Finnish AIPPI Group. He is also a member of the Finnish Industrial Property Group, organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Markku has extensive experience in the procedures of Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices. He maintains his international contacts by annually taking part in various international conferences (such as AIPPI, INTA, APAA).

Markku started his intellectual property career in 1994 when he was hired as a patent specialist at Papula-Nevinpat. In 2002 he took up the position as the managing director of our company.


Sarianna Hellgren

Core expertise

Telecommunications technology
Data transfer services
Electronic payment
Telecommunication networks
Dispute issues
Patenting processes


Finnish, English, Swedish


M. Sc. (Tech), Tampere University of Technology, 1994


AIPPI, AIPLA, epi, FICPI, Union-ip, STY (the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights), President of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, 2017-2018; Member of the Board of the Finnish AIPPI Group; Member of the Finnish Industrial Property Group (organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment), 2017-2019; Member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office (SACEPO), 2018-2020