Ström & Gulliksson has already been top-ranked as one of only three “Highly recommended” patent firms in Sweden by IAM Patent 1000. Once again, Ström & Gulliksson receives a top-ranking by an independent ranking institute, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars.
“The MIP IP Stars ranking confirms our position as one of Europe's leading patent firms, something which of course fills us with both pride and satisfaction” says Managing Partner Rikard Roos.
Complex high profile cases and feedback from clients and peers have contributed the firms ranking this year. Ström & Gullikssons work involves frequent contacts with European as well as non-European clients, a highly-competitive area, which demands that the firm constantly and carefully must handpick expert patent attorneys, assistants, and administrators with a high level of knowledge and skill.
“We are particularly happy that MIP praises our team for our high quality and for the patent litigation support we provide in high-stakes patent disputes.”
In the 2018 Patent Editorial that was published in July, MIP IP Stars recognizes that Ström & Gulliksson “/…/ has a solid team of patent attorneys to protect inventions in the fields of electronics, mechanics and chemistry. "They are dedicated to quality. We respect them the most," a rival admits. "Superb service in all aspects of our portfolio management. They have done a remarkable job in overcoming objections and securing our patents," says a client. “Its team is also experienced in providing patent litigation support in high-stakes patent disputes.”
According to the 2018 rankings, Managing Partner Rikard Roos and Partner Christian Arkelius are listed as individual “IP Stars” for the second consecutive year. As individual “IP Stars”, Rikard and Christian have been praised as highly recommended by clients and peers in their respective fields. “According to a client, Arkelius is "attentive, skilful and accurate" in his patent work. Roos is adept at assisting patent owners develop effective protection strategy. "Rikard has developed a patent family for us that we considered dead in the water," one client explains, adding: "He helped us develop a strategy that has led us to be successful in key jurisdictions."
Ström & Gullikssons strives to build long-term relationships based on mutual trust which requires enthusiasm, commitment and, of course, knowledge. And the personal qualities of the firms patent attorneys and paralegals are indispensable to the excellent relationship they form with our clients. With more than seventy percent of our attorneys are authorised European patent attorneys with an average of fifteen years’ experience of patent issues and, in many cases, they hold a Ph.D.
MIP IP Stars also praises Senior Partner Björn Andersson, Partner Magnus Berglund and Of Counsel John Hård: “Other notable European patent attorneys are Björn Andersson, Magnus Berglund and John Hård. One client about Berglund: "Magnus's attention to detail and customer care stems from taking the time to understand our business, our strategies and long-term goals." One client says they use the firm because of the team's "personal touch and ability and desire to engage with in-house counsel, R&D groups and combine this with clients' strategic goals". Another client admires the "reliability and quality" of the team's work. For patent disputes, the patent attorneys collaborate with sister law firm Gulliksson.”
Rikard Roos on the partnership:
“It shows over and over again that our unique partnership with Gulliksson adds value and gives clients an edge in disputes. We can always put together a strong team with two synchronized firms that in the end gives our clients numerous advantages in patent disputes.