Leif Karlsson

EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY

PROFILE AND FAST FACTS

I really try to understand the new invention and am not afraid of asking silly questions. Further, I try to understand the business of the applicant.

MAIN TITLE

European Patent Attorney

OTHER TITLES

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Partner
Authorized Swedish Patent Attorney

PRACTICE AREAS

Mechanics

EDUCATION

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Linköping, Sweden

LANGUAGES

English
German
Swedish

MEMBERSHIPS

International Association of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
The Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys (SPOF)
Nordic Intellectual Property Law Review (NIR)

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

Swedish Patent Office
Åkermans Verkstads AB
Lars Holmqvist Patentbyrå AB
Magnupatent AB

My challenge is to defend your patent

I have experience in prosecuting patent applications. This comprises drafting applications and prosecuting them before different patent offices. It also comprises pre-filing searches and handling oppositions, representing either the patent proprietor or the opponent.

General and specific knowledge

I appreciate to work with people from different areas as it gives both general knowledge and very specific knowledge. It is a nice challenge to discuss arguments and features to defend a patent application in co-operation with an applicant.

Finding the right claims

I find it interesting to interact with inventors in order to be able to write a patent application with appropriately formulated patent claims. It is also interesting to find ways to overcome tough prior art.

My previous assignments

I work mainly in the mechanical field, and have for instance been involved in:

  • Brakes for heavy vehicles
  • Different types of sealings
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Furnitures
  • Buildings
  • Sizing of rock