Christian Arkelius



I care about my clients. I deliver patent advice on time and I believe in taking up a definite position when delivering recommendations.


European Patent Attorney


Authorized Patent Attorney (SE)
Head of Stockholm office
MSc. Industrial Engineering and Management




MSc., Industrial Engineering and Management, Chalmers, Göteborg (2002)
European Qualifying Examination (2008)




Institute of Professional Representatives (EPI)
The Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys (SPOF)
Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry (SIPF)
The Swedish Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (SFIR)
International Trademark Association (INTA)


Ström & Gulliksson, Albihns, Awapatent, Ericsson


IAM Global Leaders (2020-2024), Recognized as one of the world’s foremost private practice patent experts
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders (2021-2023), Recognized as one of the world’s foremost IP strategists
IAM Patent 1000, Recognized as a ‘Highly recommended patent professional ” (2018-2022) and a ‘Recommended patent professional’ (2017) in the Patent Prosecution category in Sweden
MIP IP Stars, Recognized as a Patent Star in Sweden (2017-2022)
IAM Strategy 300, Recognized as a ‘Top IP Strategist’ (2017-2022)
Awarded as one of Ericsson’s Key Contributors in two consecutive years (2010, 2011)
Hit a hole-in-one at Perstorp GK, hole 5

I take a stand for my clients’ businesses!

I really care about my clients and their businesses! As a patent attorney, I am particularly committed to find creative, proactive and strategic IP solutions for my clients. During my almost 20 years as a patent attorney I have developed a deep understanding of the ways in which IP can most effectively be put to work for clients with different needs. I take pride in delivering recommendations on time and in taking up a definite position when delivering my opinions. IAM and MIP IP STARS have recognized me as a leading patent professional (2017-2022). Based on feedback from industry peers and clients, IAM Patent 1000  identifies me as a “highly recommended” individual: “Christian Arkelius is extensively experienced and highly skilled at handling complex contentious patent cases. He is extremely hard working, detail oriented and really reliable in tough situations. He can be entrusted with the toughest cases in Europe.” (2022).

MIP IP Stars has identified me as an IP Star and says that “/…/ [I am] highly recommended in [my] fields. [I am] respected by clients and peers alike in electronics and telecoms patent work. Says one client: “Mr Arkelius is always on his feet and one step ahead in providing timely, star quality advice /…/” (MIP IP Stars, 2017). I have also been listed by IAM Strategy 300 as one of world’s leading IP strategists (2017-2022).

Teamwork is key to success in patent law

Patent law is a field that requires a combination of skills in technology, law and business. I simply love working in an environment where lawyers, patent attorneys and business people share ideas, knowledge and experience in this field. Working with people having multidisciplinary skills is not only fun, but also means that all team members develop their skills both personally and professionally. I also enjoy working with clients that appreciate the hard work and all efforts me and my colleagues at Ström & Gulliksson put into our clients’ patent cases.

Trust is the essence of business relationships

I would say business has never been more about close client relationships. It’s the personal touch that makes for good customer relations! For Ström & Gulliksson, business is personal and we’ll never compromise on that. I also think it’s exactly what makes working with us so attractive to some of Sweden’s and the world’s leading companies and brands. When we trust each other, what we have is so much greater and more rewarding. It can be as simple as matching the right patent consultant with the right client – and right in more ways than skills alone. When we’re genuinely interested, that’s when we’re adding value. It’s the willingness to go that extra mile to make your clients succeed.

My previous assignments

I focus primarily on opinion work, strategic intellectual property counseling and patent contentious matters. I make sure to do a lot of patent drafting and patent prosecution as well, in order to keep fully aligned with case law and developments in these areas. It is my firm belief that a patent attorney needs to keep one foot in drafting/prosecution work to excel in contentious matters, and vice versa. My knowledge and experience are e.g. applied to the following technical fields:

  • Computer-implemented inventions
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics (e.g., consumer electronics)
  • Ink cartridges and printing apparatuses
  • User Interfaces (incl. display technology)
  • Information processing
  • Communication technologies such as telecommunications (e.g., GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, LTE, 5G/NR and beyond)
  • Financial trading systems and solutions
  • Media streaming technologies
  • Digitally distributed gaming systems
  • Control and monitoring systems (e.g., security, farming)
  • General mechanics (e.g., grinding machines)
  • Gaming technology
  • Household appliances