Björn Andersson

SENIOR PARTNER, EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY

PROFILE AND FAST FACTS

I have been in private practice since 1994. I would be happy to help you with any European IP issues you may have in all technical areas when it comes to opinion work, litigation and IP strategy, and in the electrical and mechanical areas for prosecution. Together we will find the most suitable solution for your business.

MAIN TITLE

European Patent Attorney

OTHER TITLES

Authorized Patent Attorney (SE)
Senior Partner

PRACTICE AREAS

Electronics
Mechanics

EDUCATION

MSc in Computer Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
The Business of Intellectual Property, SIMI Copenhagen, Denmark

LANGUAGES

English
German
Swedish

MEMBERSHIPS

Institute of Professional Representatives (EPI)
Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys (SPOF)
Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (SFIR)
Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry (SIPF)
International Association of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
UNION of European Practitioners
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT)

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

Tetra Pak
Awapatent

OTHER MERITS

Member of Ström & Gulliksson’s Executive Group and Board of Directors
Youth soccer team coach, BK Höllviken, 2004-2015

Dedication is everything

I take pride in commitment. Acting as your IP advisor, prosecutor or litigator, to me commitment means first-class professionality and quality, while always being there for you and your business, in good times and in bad. It means paying close attention to the real objectives to be achieved with your IP activities. After all, every IP assignment has its purpose, and only by making sure that your business gets what it wants and needs, can I earn you satisfaction in the long run. Dedication is simply my way of returning the trust shown by my clients when appointing me as their patent attorney.

Balancing the dualities of IP

Intellectual Property is a field of complexities. Technical issues are to be matched with legal matters. Business ambitions have to co-exist with financial restrictions. Innovation and patents give great opportunities but may certainly have their share of risks and headaches. My approach as your patent attorney is a holistic one. Only by considering all aspects related to an IP situation can the most valuable advice or best possible action be developed. My years in the profession have taught me that for each problem there is a solution and behind every risk an opportunity waits. At the very least, this should be the starting point for any IP discussion.

My previous assignments

I focus primarily on opinion work, oppositions, litigation, licensing & tech transfer, and strategic IP advice. Another focus area for me is IP commercialization. In addition, I make sure to do a lot of prosecution as well, in order to keep fully aligned with case law and developments in the IP creation area. I practice in all technical fields, but for prosecution I predominantly do:

  • Mobile devices & user interfaces
  • Wireless & cellular communication
  • Computer technology & software
  • Semiconductor devices & digital circuit design
  • Business methods
  • Information processing (e.g. encoding, compression, cryptography and signal processing)
  • Analog and digital electronics
  • General mechanics