Papula-Nevinpat recognized as one of the top patent firms both in Finland and Russia in the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000

18.8.2021

Five Papula-Nevinpat patent attorneys identified as top patent practitioners

Papula-Nevinpat is very pleased to announce that it has again been ranked as one of the top patent firms both in Finland and Russia in the patent prosecution category of the 2021 edition of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

“The extensive reach of Papula-Nevinpat is a real USP: alongside its Helsinki headquarters, it maintains a longstanding presence in Russia and has additional outposts in Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Munich. Start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike enjoy instant access to a comprehensive patent toolkit that encompasses everything from prosecution to enforcement.”

The publication highlights our managing director Markku Simmelvuo, who according to the publication “has a finely cultivated international network and can adroitly navigate procedures at Eurasian patent offices. He also makes regular contributions to the development of Finnish law through his work in various industry associations.”

Further, the IAM Patent 1000 has recognized our patent department director Folke Johansson and ICT and electrical engineering team leader Tomi Konkonen: The “super-experienced and personable” Folke Johansson heads the patent department: “Folke is great at explaining complex technologies to lawyers and a pleasure to collaborate with. He is highly sought after.” Fellow ex-Nokia patent attorney, Tomi Konkonen leads the ICT and electrical engineering squad. One peer reports: “He continues to excel at technology-related prosecution work, and you can truly rely on both his legal and technical knowledge.”

For the first time this year, joining the trio in the guide are electronics and 5G specialist Matti Brax and chemistry maven Satu Lehesranta. “Matti is an experienced attorney with excellent skills in the art of dispute strategy and tactics. His service quality and turnaround times are also excellent.” Lehesranta is hailed as “brilliant, super-responsive and amazing to team up with. Satu can translate long, complex pages into easily digestible information and is an absolute superstar”.

In the Russia rankings, the IAM Patent 1000 says: “Finnish headquartered Papula-Nevinpat has had boots on the ground in Russia for the last 30 years, during which time it has turned prosecution into an art form for the benefit of corporations from Europe and further afield. Tobacco, energy and pharmaceutical multinationals have the firm on speed dial for its meticulous approach and technical insight in disciplines ranging from mechanics to electronics and life sciences.

At the vanguard is veteran patent attorney Alexander Polikarpov, a familiar face at Rospatent who has perfected the drafting of Russian (and previously Soviet) patent applications during a career which began back in 1965.

We thank all of our clients and colleagues for all the work we have done together to achieve these excellent recognitions!

See all the IAM Patent 1000 rankings in Finland and the rankings in Russia on the IAM website.

About the IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 50 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 US states.

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