Managing IP names Ström & Gulliksson Sweden’s Best Patent Firm 2021

9 April, 2021

– We’re thrilled and above all we’re proud and grateful to win Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year! It’s all thanks to our team and their core competences, commitment, and personal qualities. It’s because of them we’re the partner of choice for innovative companies, says Rikard Roos, Managing Partner. 

Proud winner of the Managing IP Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2021, Ström & Gulliksson is looking forward to continuing work on its fresh initiatives. It can look back on a successful year of fruitful changes, successful recruitment, and a number of awards and special citations.

Among the individual awards from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) were Rikard Roos and Christian Arkelius, who were named MIP IP Stars 2020, and Malin Ahlgren and Edmund Lobb, who were named MIP Rising Stars

When last year’s ranking of Sweden’s leading patent firms was published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), IAM Patent 1000, it was also clear that Ström & Gulliksson is still in pole position as one of Sweden’s leading patent firms, and has been selected as one of a small number of recommended patent firms by the European Patent Office.

New office in Gothenburg, strategic recruitment, extended management team, and new shareholders

To be even closer to market-leading enterprises and to reach more industries, Ström & Gulliksson opened an office in Gothenburg in 2020. European patent attorney Peter Ekwall was recruited to be the new head of office. As in Malmö, Lund, and Stockholm, Ström & Gulliksson and the Gulliksson law firm are both under the same roof, and our close collaboration offers numerous client benefits. 

In the autumn, we were joined by four new paralegals—Helena Andersson, Irtefa Haque, Petter Lindgård and Monica Hörnell—to redimension the team and increase our high levels of service in our interactions with all our external contacts. 

In October, we welcomed the new members of our management team, Malin Ahlgren and Albin Persson. Malin Ahlgren has taken charge of the Paralegal Team, and Albin Persson is now running the Mechanics Team. Ström & Gulliksson’s management team is now Rikard Roos, Björn Andersson, Jan Nilsson, Erik Bolmsjö, Christian Arkelius, Magnus Berglund, Malin Ahlgren, and Albin Persson

At the end of the year, Malin Ahlgren became a new partner, and said of her new company-wide responsibilities.

– I’m inquisitive, I want to understand things, I channel my professional skills as a European patent attorney into ensuring my clients’ success, and I see exactly the same drive in Ström & Gulliksson. We’re at an exciting stage, and I see so many opportunities for strengthening our market position. It’s inspiring to be so involved in developing the agency on several levels.

Recruiting continues at all offices

Ström & Gulliksson has 51 employees. This year, the company has welcomed three new people to the team—Charlotta Möller, renewal administrator; Mathilda Janson, patent consultant; and Mark Heinrich, authorized German patent attorney—whom will soon be presented along with several other new patent consultants. 

We are actively recruiting to all our offices with the assistance of Merlin Wright Associates.

– The plan is for all our offices to continue to grow. We’re working strategically to recruit the skills and competence we need to maintain our position. As a full-service patent firm serving numerous innovative companies, things can get very busy working with new clients and exploring new responsibilities with existing clients, comments Leif Jörgensson, Senior Partner. 

– We set great store by our outstanding competence across the board, whatever the position, and we’re looking for people who share our enthusiasm for defending innovation. Whatever your role, we know that you’ll be providing our clients with the best possible service, and that you have the sort of business mind needed to work with patent law. As a patent firm and as an employer, we invest ourselves in our collaborations. Together with our clients we build the kind of relationships and trust that last years, and we’re pleased our recent awards and special citations show how well we’re doing, says Björn Andersson, Senior Partner.