EIP, the patent law firm specialising in high-value and complex matters, is expanding its presence in the Nordics by opening in Sweden. It is the international firm’s first Nordic office, and the move will bring the firm closer to its existing clients across the region and facilitate further expansion.
Ensuring it has an on-the-ground presence in the Nordics is a strategic move for EIP given the region’s highly intensive patenting landscape. Denmark, Finland and Sweden are all in the top five of countries with the most post patent applications per capita,* and the company will focus especially on the active life science, chemistry and digital sectors.
The new Sweden office will be led by experienced patent attorney Inga-Lill Andersson. Inga-Lill has a background in chemistry and biotech and joins from AWA, where she headed the Chemistry team in Stockholm before taking on the role as Business Area Manager for North Sweden.
Magnus Hallin, CEO of EIP, commented on the new office and hires:
“The expansion into Sweden is fantastic news as it gives us a base in the Nordics from which to support our existing clients in the region and also welcome new clients in the future. This expansion shows EIP’s commitment to growth in highly innovative countries where patents are core to development. Sweden is a hub for talent, and I am delighted that EIP will now have a base in the region from which to grow.”
Inga-Lill will be joined by Rikard Kånge, a patent attorney who specialises in polymer chemistry, surface chemistry and medtech and joins from a position as partner at Groth & Co where he worked for five years. Prior to Groth & Co he worked alongside Inga-Lill at AWA, focusing on clients within life science, pharma and medtech.
Further adding to the life science sector expertise, Ida Christensen will join the team from Brann, where she worked since 2008. She has worked mainly with biotech and medtech clients, but also as a patent examiner at the Swedish Patent Office responsible for the training and examination of fellow examiners.
Finally, EIP has hired digital expert Daniel Enetoft, who was previously CEO at a deep tech company developing artificial intelligence (AI) products and brings with him extensive experience of both private practice and working in-house. Daniel is based in the Lund/Malmö area of Sweden where he will work, as well as working from EIP’s Stockholm office.
Inga-Lill Andersson, new Head of the Stockholm office and EIP’s practice in Sweden, said:
“Myself and the rest of EIP’s new Sweden team are excited to be part of this new venture and are thrilled to be joining at such an exciting time for Swedish innovation across various sectors. We hope that we will contribute to EIP’s development more widely, and also look forward to expanding our horizons internationally and bringing our combined expertise to clients, both existing and new.”