We’re excited to introduce our impressive roster of speakers who will be sharing their expertise and insights at the conference. As we continue to confirm more notable voices from industry and the world of intellectual property, keep an eye out for updates that will spark your enthusiasm and expectations. Get ready to be inspired by these renowned experts who will guide our discussions in the days ahead.
Anders Bratt is the vice CEO at Noréns Patentbyrå and has spearheaded the buraus’ transition to the unitary patent/UPC system. As a European Patent Attorney, Anders manages patent portfolios of clients, in particular in the biotech and chemistry fields. Anders has a PhD from Karolinska Institutet.
Anna Bladh Redzic specialises in intellectual property law, marketing law and dispute resolution. She has extensive experience from commercial litigations concerning e.g. patents, copyright and trademarks. She also works with commercial agreements and gives general advice on intellectual property law.Read more
Already early in her carrier Ann-Charlotte specialised in IP law, marketing practices and competition law as an associate to Örjan Grundén, one of the founding partners of GOZZO Advokater. Ann-Charlotte Söderlund advises and represents both national and multinational companies in all areas of IPR (both contentious and non-contentious) in particular with the focus on the enforcement and litigation of IPR rights where Ann-Charlotte now since many years has an established reputation and renown.Read more
Björn Skarp is a legal counsel for RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (Grants Office), where he advises mainly in legal issues concerning publicly funded R&D and innovation.Read more
Dr. Heiden is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), which is a joint center for knowledge-based business development between University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology.Read more
Daniel Westman is an expert in ICT and media law with a have a background as a researcher and teacher at Stockholm University. Now Daniel spends most of his time as an independent advisor, researcher and public speaker. In the last years, he has been working as an expert in many government committees.Read more
Elliot Papageorgiou is Gowling WLG’s Head of IP Strategy in China. With over 25 years of experience, Elliot has practised intellectual property (IP) law across several continents, including Oceania, Europe and Asia.Read more
With deep commercial understanding and notable negotiation skills, Emilia is highly appreciated by clients in both commercial negotiations and transaction focused corporate matters. Emilia represents clients in corporate, commercial and dispute related matters.Read more
Eva Skiöldebrand is a veterinarian and professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. Her research area primarily focuses on osteoarthritis, with a particular emphasis on biomarkers for diagnosis and drug development in horses.Read more
Fredrik Öhrström is a civil engineer with a law degree. His specialities include sustainable software engineering, Java development and performance, distributed systems and high availability, formal methods, provably correct software, human computer interaction (HCI, UX, GUI, UI), software and the law, patents and free software licenses.Read more
Haakon Thue Lie specializes in intellectual property management and strategy. With an extensive background in technology and business, he offers expertise in areas such as patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and open-source strategies. Haakon is a European Patent Attorney as well as a European Trademark and Design Attorney.Read more
Heidi Härkönen (LL.D., trained on the bench) is a legal scholar who is specialised in the IP protection of works of applied art and industrial designs, in particular fashion designs. Her award-winning doctoral research (2021) focused on copyright protection of fashion design from the perspective of sustainable development. Dr. Härkönen is also the founder of the Finnish Fashion Law Association. Prior to law school, she studied fashion design.
Henrik Bengtsson is a specialist in intellectual property law, trade secrets, market law, IT law and personal data issues and disputes in these areas. In addition, Henrik Bengtsson focuses on Internet-related issues, privacy protection and licensing. He has successfully represented clients in over a hundred litigations and arbitrations regarding intellectual property, trade secrets and unfair marketing.Read more
Håkan specialises in Intellectual Property litigation and has more than 35 years of experience. He is a Partner and founder of the IP group at Vinge in Stockholm. His practices are in disputes concerning trademarks, patents, copyright and registered designs, commercial IP agreements and marketing law.Read more
Ia Modin specializes in intellectual property and commercial contract law. She focuses on innovation, industrial collaborations, and commercialisation activities.Read more
Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa is a U.S. and EU/Latvian attorney specializing in intellectual property. She earned a B.A. at Yale University, an M.A.L.D. at the Fletcher School, Tufts University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Law Review). After 15 years in private practice in Philadelphia and Riga, Latvia, she is now pursuing a PhD at Stockholm University, writing a dissertation on bad faith in trademark law.
Johan Skog, Partner at Kapatens, a Nordic legal finance investment firm. He is a Swedish lawyer and admitted to practice in New York. Prior to his current position, he was a dispute resolution attorney at Mannheimer Swartling. He has written several articles and a book on third-party funding and lectures at the ICAL program at the Stockholm University.
Johanna Price is a Legal Advisor at the Division for Intellectual Property and Transport Law in the Ministry of Justice in Stockholm. She works mainly with copyright and covers questions about AI and copyright. She is involved in the negotiations of the AI Act in the EU. She has previous experience from working as a judge at the Patent and Market Courts in Stockholm.
Ludvig Holm has worked with intellectual property for over ten years, covering all areas of the field, but with a particular focus on contentious patent and trademark matters. This work has often involved technical aspects across a range of industries (including medical devices, pharma, explosives, fintech, power transmission and many other industries), particularly in the life sciences sector.Read more
Lydia Lundstedt is a senior lecturer in private international law at Stockholm University and in intellectual property law at Linköping University. Her research focuses on the interface between private international law and intellectual property law with comparative and international law perspectives.Read more
Marianne Levin is a professor of civil law with a specialty in intellectual property law. She is the course director for the special course experimental intellectual property law, as well as the master’s programs Master of Comparative and International Law and European Intellectual Property Law.Read more
Markus specialises in copyright, media and entertainment law and advises clients in a broad range of commercial and corporate matters. He was recently named one of the “Top 20 under 30” talents by the Nordic music export offices. Markus frequently advices on and negotiates all types of agreements within the music and entertainment industry. He also provides legal services to clients on a broad range of IP matters including commercial, strategic and regulatory issues.Read more
Dr. Matteo Sabattini currently serves as President and Chief Licensing Officer of Convida, a pioneer in research and innovation for IoT and cloud services. Formed in 2012 as a joint venture between Sony Corporation of America and InterDigital, Convida’s patented technology helps lay the groundwork for a future where everything, in every home, business and industry, is connected.Read more
Merit Berlips Persson is a Senior Attorney at Law specialising in intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, trade names, copyright and designs) and marketing law. She advises and litigates for clients within these fields. Merit has worked with intellectual property at both law firms and within the courts. Her Ph.D. dissertation studied trademarks and trade names.
Mirjam Gordan is a Legal Advisor at the Division for Intellectual Property and Transport Law in the Ministry of Justice in Stockholm. She works mainly with trademarks and designs and was responsible for the negotiations on geographical indication protection for craft and industrial products in the EU. She has many years of experience working as a judge at the Patent and Market Courts in Stockholm.
Monika is Legal Advisor at the Design and Trademark Department at the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV). She works mainly with trademarks. Monika is a member of the group responsible for PRV’s opinions and appeals to Court in trademark and design matters. She is also responsible for legal issues regarding Nice and Vienna classifications.
Måns Ullman has worked as an associate at Westerberg & Partners since 2018. His work covers all areas of intellectual property, with a focus on trademark and patent litigation. A significant part of his work relates to matters in the field of life sciences.Read more
Per Wendin is Head of Patents at Spotify in Stockholm. His focus is on patenting tech inventions, and he thrives where legislation and engineering come together. Before Spotify, Per Wendin has worked with AstraZeneca and Ericsson.Read more
Peter Ericsson Nestler, currently Director IPR Defensive Strategies at Ericsson, started his career working with patents at Ericsson in 1991. In 1994, he had the opportunity to be responsible for IPRs at the business unit for Mobile Phones at Ericsson Mobile Communication, where he became a manager at the patent unit in 1998.Read more
Petter Söderbäck is a Legal Advisor at the Division for Intellectual Property and Transport Law in the Ministry of Justice in Stockholm. His main focus is patent issues, currently working mostly on international topics such as the European Commission’s patent package and the setup of the Unitary Patent system. He has experience as a judge at Svea Court of Appeal and as a desk officer at the Swedish Embassy in London
Pär Engsheden is one of Sweden’s leading haute couture designers. He created several of HRH The Crown Princess Victoria’s gowns for the Nobel Banquet, as well as the princess’s wedding gown in 2010. His Nobel Banquet creations for HRH Princess Madeleine and the late Sara Danius, former permanent secretary for the Swedish Academy, are fixtures of modern Swedish fashion history. Photo by Alva NylanderRead more
Sam Wiley joined LOT Network in 2023 to lead LOT’s thought leadership and partnerships initiatives. In his IP career, he has examined patents with the USPTO, testified in Federal court on the value of IP, and advised clients ranging from Fortune 100 multinational companies to boutique law firms on implementing technologies that streamline IP operations and provide critical decision support on innovation strategy.Read more
Sandra Hanson is specialized in marketing law/unfair commercial practices, intellectual property law, privacy protection and commercial agreements. She has extensive experience of dispute resolution as well as representing clients in courts and before authorities. Sandra Hanson is a frequent lecturer within her field and is coauthor of the commentary on the Swedish Marketing Act at the legal information service JP Infonet.
Sonja London is general counsel and licensing executive in TactoTek, world-leading innovator in the field of smart surface technologies and structural electronics for automotive, aviation and industrial applications. Her current role includes global responsibility of company’s IP, licensing, and standardisation strategies as well as overall legal and compliance matters.Read more
Stojan specializes in transactional IP and focus on legal and strategic advice in matters concerning intellectual property law and contract law. He is responsible for Vinge’s offering within Life Sciences & Health.Read more
Suvi is a partner at Berggren Oy, a leading Finnish intellectual property law firm. She specializes in intellectual property and technology law including licensing, dispute resolution and data protection and privacy with special interest in evolving technologies. Suvi is a doctoral candidate at University of Lapland.
Thorbjörn Öström is a lawyer specialised in IP law, media law and contract law, with a particular focus on copyright. He is a former Senior Legal Counsel at Swedish Performing Rights Society (STIM) and has also worked at The Swedish Writer’s Union and the Swedish Ministry of Culture.Read more
Tobias is specialized in intellectual property rights and marketing law. He has several years’ experience in dispute resolution, commercial agreements and strategic advice e.g. in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and marketing practices.Read more
Thony Lindström Härdin is the CEO of Litigium Capital, an investment company dedicated to funding disputes. Third party funding means that a third party (such as Litigium Capital) funds the legal costs of a party to a litigation or an arbitration, as well as the potential adverse costs payable to the defendant.Read more
Tomas Seo is an experienced innovation strategist and co-founder of Phorecast, a company that helps organisations understand and navigate the challenges and opportunities of the future.Read more
Wendela is partner at Westerberg since 2022 after several years of practice at other established law firms in Stockholm. She has profound experience within the field of dispute resolution and providing advice regarding intellectual property rights.Read more
Åsa Hellstadius advises clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters in intellectual property law. She is specialised in patent law and has notable experience in international and national patent disputes within the areas of inter alia biotech, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical engineering.Read more