European patent attorney of Laine IP, Jari Nieminen, now has the right to represent clients before the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), which has started its operation on 1.6.2023. The right is based on additional qualifications and Jari is a holder of Diplôme d’Université d’Etudes Superieures sur le Contentieux des Brevets en Europe (University diploma ”Patent Litigation in Europe”) from the university of Strasbourg.
Now four European patent attorneys of Laine IP, Mirja Matilainen, Jarkko Tiilikainen, Kaisa Suominen and Jari Nieminen, have the right to represent clients before the UPC. They can thus for example file requests to opt out European patents without a need for a power of attorney, which reduces the bureaucratic burden.
If need arises, they can also represent parties in litigation.