Assisting Specialists

Meet our people and find the right assisting specialists.
Our assisting specialists at your service in Finland and abroad

Tiina
Allinniemi

IP Specialist

Tiina Allinniemi

Helsinki

Trademark protection

Tiina takes care of various trademark related matters. Tiina has joined Berggren in 2016 and has over five years versatile experience in IP matters.

Trademarks, holder changes Knowledge of languages: English, German, Swedish, French

tiina.allinniemi@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2336

Nina
Boijer

IP Specialist

Nina Boijer

Helsinki

Patenting the invention

I have been working for Berggren Oy since 1993 hanling different duties. At present I handle patent annuity matters and patent assignment, name change and merger registrations in Finland.

Patent Annuities, Patent Assignment, Name change and Merger registrations in Finland Knowledge of languages: Swedish, Finnish, English, Spanish

nina.boijer@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2293

Katja
Eerola

IP Specialist

Katja Eerola

Tampere

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

In addition to tasks relating to patenting process, I organize various events or our clients and staff. I have worked at Berggren since 2002.

Handling the patenting process both in Finland and in other countries Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

katja.eerola@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2618

Jaana
Eronen

IP Specialist

Jaana Eronen

Turku

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

I have taken care of different types of IPR, since 1991.

Taking care of patenting all over the world. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

jaana.eronen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2571

Krista
Hagner

IP Specialist, Team Coordinator, Translator

Krista Hagner

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

krista.hagner@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2245

Erja
Hakala

IP Specialist

Erja Hakala

Turku

Patenting the invention

Erja has been employed by Berggren since 1989.

Providing assistance in all formal matters related to patenting processes in Finland and abroad/worldwide/internationally. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

erja.hakala@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2562

Tuuli
Hartikainen

IP Specialist

Tuuli Hartikainen

Tampere

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Working for Berggren since 2005.

Managing the entire patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Assists Attorney with Appeal and Opposition cases for domestic and EP matters. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

tuuli.hartikainen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2637

Sari
Heikkilä

IP Specialist

Sari Heikkilä

Tampere

Selling IP, Buying IP, IP licensing, Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

I have over 20 years experience of working in the patenting organisation at industry. I assisted with divestment and acquisition projects, coordinated administration work including trainings and attended developing of several internal processes and tools. At Berggren I work in Patents and also with IP Consulting and Brokerage team.

Project coordination, divestment/acquisition, developing processes and tools Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

sari.heikkila@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2601

Mia
Hemmilä

IP Specialist, Translator

Mia Hemmilä

Turku

Patenting the invention

Mia has been employed by Berggren since 1999.

Providing assistance in all formal matters related to patenting processes in Finland and abroad. In addition to application proceedings, she also handles e.g. transfers of rights and patent translations. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, French

mia.hemmila@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2558

Jaana
Hietanen

IP Specialist, Berggren Group - US Team

Jaana Hietanen

Hoboken, NJ, USA

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Jaana works in Berggren's US team, specializing in the US patent and design patent prosecution handled by Berggren LLP before the USPTO. Thus, she is familiar with the USPTO procedures and practices and is able to assist clients with any questions related to US IP formalities. Before joining the US team in 2015, Jaana worked as an IP assistant for Berggren Group in Finland for 15 years. She has extensive experience in patent prosecution processes worldwide, especially before the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), and can help Berggren LLP's clients also with foreign national and regional patent application filing and prosecution.

Handling formalities of the patent prosecution process both in the US and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, German, Swedish

jaana.hietanen@berggren-usa.com

(US) +1(571)290 2037

Minna
Hulanmäki

IP Specialist

Minna Hulanmäki

Jyväskylä

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Minna has long experience in handling patenting procedures in Finland and abroad, including the EP and PCT systems. She also handles opposition and appeal procedures, transfers of IP rights, and assists in monitoring renewal fees. Minna joined Berggren in 2013 and has been working in the field since 1989.

Handling the patenting procedures in Finland and other countries. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German, French

minna.hulanmaki@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2646

Anne
Husman

IP Specialist, Authorized Translator

Anne Husman

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

I am familiar with patenting processes and their management internationally, from the invention report stage to procedures following the patent granting and entering the international phase. I also handle validation of EP patents ín Finland. I have worked with patents in the IP sector since 1999 and joined Berggren Oy in 2009. Founding member of Association of Finnish Intellectual Property Assistants Authorized translator (Russian-Finnish)

Authorized translator Russian-Finnish Knowledge of languages: Finnish, Swedish, Russian

anne.husman@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2343

Paula
Hänninen

Domain Specialist

Paula Hänninen

Helsinki

Domain services

paula.hanninen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2378

Pirjo
Junnila

IP Specialist

Pirjo Junnila

Oulu

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Pirjo has been working at Berggren since 1999, so she has a wide experience in patent business. Before joining Berggren Pirjo has worked in different companies as a translator and an interpreter of the Russian and German languages

Attending to the whole patenting process in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, Russian, German, English, Swedish

pirjo.junnila@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2110

Mirva
Junnilainen

IP Specialist, Translator

Mirva Junnilainen

Helsinki

Trademark protection, Counterfeit products

Mirva’s primary tasks include handling matters related to the process of trademark registration and anti-counterfeiting as well as keeping in contact with customers and foreign attorneys. Mirva joined Berggren in 2012.

Trademarks, counterfeit products Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

mirva.junnilainen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2341

Eija
Karhunen

IP Specialist

Eija Karhunen

Oulu

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Eija advises our clients at different stages of the application process, from filing an application until approval of the application and grant of the patent. Her tasks include, among other things, formalities relating to the initiation of patent and utility model applications, correspondence with clients, foreign patent agencies and offices, deadline monitoring and invoicing. Before joining Berggren in 2017, Eija has worked for both an attorney’s office and in international technology company's IPR team.

Carrying out the entire patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German, (French)

eija.karhunen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2119

Inkeri
Kettunen

IP Specialist, Team Coordinator, Translator

Inkeri Kettunen

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Inkeri assists clients and attorneys throughout the whole patenting process both in Finland and abroad. She also translates patent texts. Additionally, Inkeri is one of the coordinators of the specialist team and participates in development of internal processes at Berggren. Previously Inkeri has worked as a patent assistant in the industry

Handling the whole patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Translations. Coordinating the specialist team. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese

inkeri.kettunen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2384

Riittaliisa
Kiuru

IP Specialist, Translator

Riittaliisa Kiuru

Helsinki

Patenting the invention

Finnish and foreign patent and utility model applications, SPC applications, translations (Finnish, English, German), authorized translator from German to Finnish Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, German, Swedish

riittaliisa.kiuru@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2305

Marjo
Kivistö

IP Specialist

Marjo Kivistö

Helsinki

Patenting the invention

Validation of European patent in Finland

marjo.kivisto@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2267

Susanna
Kronman

IP Specialist

Susanna Kronman

Helsinki

Trademark protection, Design protection, Domain services

I´m working with renewals team and I handle renewals for trademarks, designs and domain names. I also record change of owners details into trademark and design registrations. I have been working with Berggren since August 2017 and from October 2013 in IP business.

Renewals for trademarks, designs and domain names Recordals for trademarks and designs Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

susanna.kronman@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2258

Benita
Kukkonen

IP Specialist

Benita Kukkonen

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Handling the whole patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, Swedish, English

benita.kukkonen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2257

Satu
Kuorikoski

IP Specialist, Translator

Satu Kuorikoski

Turku

Patenting the invention

Satu is an experienced IP Specialist providing assistance in all formal matters related to patenting processes in Finland and worldwide. Satu's special skills are US patent formalities and translations. Satu has been employed by Berggren since 1998.

US patent formalities / translations Knowledge of languages: Finnish, German, English

satu.kuorikoski@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2575

Eija
Kurvinen

IP Specialist, Translator

Eija Kurvinen

Turku

Patenting the invention

Eija has been working for Berggren since 1996.

Handling the whole patenting process both in Finland and abroad. In addition to the application procedure, she manages orders regarding transfer of rights and translations. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, French, Swedish, German, Spanish

eija.kurvinen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2565

Marianne
Laakkonen

IP Specialist, Translator

Marianne Laakkonen

Tampere

Trademark protection, Design protection

Marianne works in the Berggren Tampere office and handles a wide range of matters relating to trademark and design applications and maintenance of registrations in Finland and abroad. Marianne started in the IP sector in 1998, working first as a translator and IP assistant, gaining experience of patent application procedures as well.

Trademarks, designs Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

marianne.laakkonen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2631

Heli
Laine

IP Specialist, Team Coordinator, Translator

Heli Laine

Turku

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Heli works closely with patent attorneys in managing national and international patent applications throughout the whole patenting process. Her tasks include among others correspondence with domestic and foreign clients, agencies and patent offices, invoicing as well as due date monitoring. Heli also translates patent texts. As one of the coordinators of the specialist team, Heli participates in developing the internal processes at Berggren. Prior to joining Berggren in 2006, Heli worked nine years in health care. She has also worked as a volunteer with street children in Russia.

All stages of the patenting process in Finland and abroad. Knowlegde of languages: Finnish, English, Russian, Swedish

heli.laine@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2573

Laura
Lehtoaro

IP Specialist, Project Coordinator

Laura Lehtoaro

Helsinki

Trademark protection

Laura assists clients in trademark registration processes. She helps clients with, for example, declaration of use matters and recordals. Filing applications and monitoring deadlines are also her responsibilities. Before joining Berggren in 2014, Laura worked as a research assistant as well as a project manager at a translation agency.

Trademarks Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

laura.lehtoaro@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2386

Eeva
Lehtonen

IP Specialist

Eeva Lehtonen

Helsinki

Patenting the invention

Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

eeva.lehtonen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2251

Malin
Lindberg

IP Specialist, Translator

Malin Lindberg

Turku

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

I have worked at Berggren from 2006, as a patent specialist and translator.

Patent specialist Knowledge of languages: native Swedish speaker, fluent in Finnish and English, some German and French.

malin.lindberg@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2577

Sisko
Malkamäki

IP Specialist

Sisko Malkamäki

Jyväskylä

IP plan, Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Sisko serves our Clients mainly in patent matters with Patent Attorney Jorma Tuovinen. As the Site Manager of Berggren Jyväskylä Office, her tasks also include building regional visibility, organizing events and new customer acquisition. Sisko made a return to the IP industry by joining Berggren in 2016 after having spent a year in a Start up company as a minor shareholder, where she worked on commercializing research-based innovation. Prior to this, she completed her thesis on the same subject, graduating with a Master's degree in Business from the University of Jyväskylä in 2015. Sisko has also long experience in IP Matters, as she has worked in the field since 2004.

Domestic and International patenting procedures. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

sisko.malkamaki@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2688

Vilma
Mitrunen

IP Specialist

Vilma Mitrunen

Helsinki

Patenting the invention

Patent application process management in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

vilma.mitrunen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2385

Pia
Mustakallio

IP Specialist

Pia Mustakallio

Helsinki

Patenting the invention

Validation of European patent.

pia.mustakallio@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2296

Helmiina
Piipponen

IP Specialist

Helmiina Piipponen

Tampere

Trademark protection, Design protection

Helmiina helps clients with matters related to trademarks and designs. She handles application procedures and maintenance of registrations in Finland and abroad in cooperation with trademark and design attorneys. Helmiina has been working at Berggren since 2016.

Trademarks, designs Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

helmiina.piipponen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2630

Heli
Pitkänen

IP Specialist

Heli Pitkänen

Kuopio

Industrial property rights and copyrights, IP plan, IP strategy, Dedicated IP professional as a service, Novelty searches, Freedom to operate analysis (FTO), Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

As IP Specialist I work with patent and utility model cases assisting our clients in their IP matters and cooperating with our foreign associates and with patent offices. I know Greip system and I’m happy to assist with it. I have a M. Sc. Economic degree and competence in developing business operations. I understand the strategic meaning and marketing value of our clients’ IP matters. Joined Berggren in 2011, has practiced the profession since 2005.

Patents and utility models in Finland and abroad, IP strategy Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German, French, Italian, Russian

heli.pitkanen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2643

Susanna
Pura

IP Specialist, Team Coordinator, Translator

Susanna Pura

Tampere

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Susanna has extensive experience in all stages of the patenting process in Finland and abroad. She works closely with patent attorneys in managing cases and communicating with clients, our international network of attorneys, as well as different patent offices. As one of the coordinators of the specialist team, Susanna participates in developing the internal processes at Berggren. Susanna joined Berggren in 2002.

All stages of the patenting process in Finland and abroad, translations (English), assignments Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

susanna.pura@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2635

Essi
Pösö

IP Specialist

Essi Pösö

Tampere

Patenting the invention

I have good experience for handling Finnish and foreing applications, especially for EP procedure. I have given lectures to patent assistant in Finland and also been in WIPO to comment the ePCT system. I am current the chairman of the Finnish association for IP assistants.

EP patent system, registration of changes in applicant information, use of the Greip database Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

essi.poso@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2624

Paula
Ranta-Laitakari

IP Specialist

Paula Ranta-Laitakari

Helsinki

Trademark protection, Design protection

I handle trademark renewals and recordals all over the world and I can also take care of the same actions with designs. I started in Berggren on March 2011 totally in new business field and I loved it. I worked earlier in commercial business and among other things learned a lot about cooperating with clients.

Trademark and design renewals, recordals Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

paula.ranta-laitakari@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2330

Terhi
Salmi

IP Specialist

Terhi Salmi

Tampere

Patenting the invention

Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

terhi.salmi@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2613

Jaana
Seppänen

IP Specialist

Jaana Seppänen

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Managing the entire patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

jaana.seppanen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2250

Tiina
Siimes

IP Specialist

Tiina Siimes

Tampere

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Patent application process management in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

tiina.siimes@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2620

Virpi
Sneck

IP Specialist

Virpi Sneck

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Patent process in Finland and abroad.

virpi.sneck@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2240

Susanna
Sohi

IP Specialist

Susanna Sohi

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

I assist patent attorneys in all patenting processes and their management internationally, from filing an application to granting the patent. I have worked with patents since 1982 and joined Berggren Oy in 2010.

Managing the entire patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

susanna.sohi@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2324

Riikka
Soininen

IP Specialist

Riikka Soininen

Helsinki

Trademark protection, Design protection

Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Spanish, French

riikka.soininen@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2347

Maija-Liisa
Suojala

IP Specialist

Maija-Liisa Suojala

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Managing the entire patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, (Swedish)

maija-liisa.suojala@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2262

Sirpa
Tengström

IP Specialist, Team Manager

Sirpa Tengström

Helsinki

Trademark protection, Dedicated IP professional as a service

I have been working with IP since 2002, first among patents and later with trademarks, industrial designs and IP legal matters. I'm constantly following the trends of our field and I am also enthusiastic in developing our internal processes together with our experts to ensure you the best possible service.

Registration of trademarks and the formal process in Finland and abroad, registration of changes in ownership, formalities of legal matters in Finland. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, Swedish, English

sirpa.tengstrom@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2259

Päivi
Tukeva

IP Specialist, Berggren Group - US Team

Päivi Tukeva

Hoboken, NJ, USA

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

I have been working at Berggren since 1992 in FI, EP and PCT prosecution, specializing in transfers. Now I work as a specialist in our US team.

Managing the entire patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Patent prosecution FI, EP, PCT, USA. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, German, Swedish

paivi.tukeva@berggren-usa.com

+358 10 227 2294

Tuulikki
Tulivirta

IP Specialist, Translator

Tuulikki Tulivirta

Tampere

Patenting the invention

Tulivirta primarily translates patent and utility model texts which are needed for filing applications and validating patents in Finland and other countries. She also has substantial experience in working as an IP Specialist. She joined Berggren in 1991.

Authorized Translator from Finnish into English and from English into Finnish Knowledge of languages: Finnish (native language), English, Swedish, German, French

tuulikki.tulivirta@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2623

Virpi
Varalahti

IP Specialist

Virpi Varalahti

Helsinki

Trademark protection, Design protection, Domain services

I have been in Berggren since 1986. I work as trademark, design and domain renewal team.

virpi.varalahti@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2201

Anne-Mari
Veikanmaa

IP Specialist

Anne-Mari Veikanmaa

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Anne-Mari has more than 15 years of experience in dealing with patent applications worldwide, especially for major international companies. She has special expertise in patent claims, complaints and transfers of property rights. For several years Anne-Mari has also worked as a tutor for the new specialists.

Patent claims, complaints and transfers of property rights Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

anne-mari.veikanmaa@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2315

Heidi
Velasco

IP Specialist

Heidi Velasco

Helsinki

Trademark protection, IP Infringements, Disputes, Counterfeit products

I have been working at Berggren with trademarks over ten years. In addition to trademark protection I also assist our lawyers in counterfeit and customs matters, IP infringements and legal proceedings. Before Berggren I have been working in real estate and tourist industries.

Trademarks, IP disputes, Counterfeit and Customs matters. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English, Spanish

heidi.velasco@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2288

Ville
Väinölä

IP Specialist

Ville Väinölä

Helsinki

Novelty searches, Patenting the invention, Invention hunt, Patent monitoring

Managing the entire patenting process both in Finland and abroad. Knowledge of languages: Finnish, English

ville.vainola@berggren.fi

+358 10 227 2204

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