UK Desk

For more than 85 years Berggren has helped businesses achieve success by assisting them with their intellectual property rights globally through a selected international network of highly skilled professionals.

Berggren’s UK Desk includes Berggren’s own Chartered UK Patent Attorney, Michael Nielsen. Michael has been in the patent field for over a decade, including working as both a UK and European Patent Attorney for a wide variety of international clients, ranging from some of the world’s most renowned companies to individual inventors.

The UK Desk assists clients from around the world in securing and understanding their IP rights in the UK, as well as assisting clients located in the United Kingdom that are operating in or expanding into the Nordic region.

Berggren’s professionals from the UK Desk and International Client Relations team regularly attend major business and IP conferences around the world and they frequently speak and write about issues relating to innovation and intellectual property.

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UK Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London



+358 50 574 4702 


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14.02.2022 | Michael Nielsen
United States Applicants, What Are Your Priorities? EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Reviews Joint-Applicants Approach To Priority Claims in G1/22 & G2/22

A new referral to the European Patent Office’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has the potential to affect the validity of priority claims made in huge numbers of Euro-PCT applications filed by US-based corporate or institutional applicants before the America Invents Act came into effect.

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25.01.2022 | Michael Nielsen
The European Unified Patent Court: Coming Soon to a European Patent Near You

The Unified Patent Court is a new European Union court with jurisdiction over infringement and revocation actions for a new Unitary Patent as well as existing European patents in up to 25 EU member states.

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2.02.2021 | Michael Nielsen
Asymmetric exhaustion continues as UK maintains regime for EEA-wide exhaustion of IP rights post-Brexit

In June 2021 the UK government launched a public consultation on the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime. Exhaustion is also sometimes referred to as the “first sale doctrine”.