Ström & Gulliksson highly recommended for patent work in Sweden and before the European Patent Office by IAM Patent 1000

5 July, 2021

Once again, Ström & Gulliksson is included among the patent law firms recommended for our work before the European Patent Office (EPO). In this year’s edition of the IAM Patent 1000 by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) we retain our position as one of the leading patent law firms in Sweden, and it is gratifying that several of our patent attorneys have received well deserved special mentions.

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) also pays attention to the fact that Sweden has a lengthy tradition of promoting innovation and supporting entrepreneurship; as a result, the country regularly ranks highly in global innovation indices and is one of the top filers at the EPO. Moreover, the pharmaceutical and automotive industries have been hotbeds of activity and there is an uptick in software patenting. 

Ström & Gulliksson’s ranking including individual reviews:

”The “super-successful” Ström & Gulliksson is “a modern and dynamic boutique full of wonderful talent”. Its artful management of massive portfolios containing thousands of patent families has earned it a sterling reputation among A-listers such as IKEA, Rolls-Royce, ARJO and Atos Medical. The all-star line-up in Malmo includes Rikard RoosBjörn Andersson and Magnus Berglund. “Dedicated, clever and an excellent communicator”, Roos “explains complex technical matters in layman’s terms, which makes life super-easy for litigators. He is a brilliant strategist with a great business understanding”, which translates into persuasive arguments in inter partes cases and oral proceedings. “He has a winning attitude and is the attorney you definitely want on your side of the table.” Electronics and Internet of Things whizz Andersson also receives glowing praise: “When it comes to litigation, Björn is psychic – he is absolutely brilliant, focuses on all the right questions and issues, and ends up giving the opposing party a run for their money. He combines extreme brilliance with a commercial approach, and gives clear and understandable advice.” IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Berglund heads up the chemistry squad and is counsel of choice for start-ups and SMEs looking to make their mark in Sweden, thanks to his insightful early stage opinion work. Over in Stockholm, Christian Arkelius is “one of the most trustworthy European patent attorneys around. He has a deep understanding of European and Chinese patent practices, and is always eager to learn about the latest legal developments. He is a true team player and his diligent approach is vital to clearing business obstacles”. Heading up the firm’s Gothenburg operations is Peter Ekwall, a go-to for complex assignments who “can be counted on for fresh perspectives and solutions.”

More about IAM Patent 1000 and Sweden as a global hotbed of innovation 
Online and in its printed version, the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the US. As with previous editions, to arrive at the 2021 rankings, IAM undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, as well as positive peer and client feedback.