Patent Department

The Patent Department handles national and international patent applications, as well as develops and maintains the patent system in Sweden.

Through international partners, we ensure a Swedish influence in international development. The department's task is also to disseminate information about the patent system. The department consists of 6 technical units, where about 120 patent engineers are involved in processing patent applications, and a formal unit that checks that the applications are formally correct. The department also consists of a legal unit and a process owner.

Departmental Management Team

Sara Backman, Head of Patent Department

Kerstin Brinkman, Head of Formalities unit

Marie Eriksson, Head of Legal unit

Åsa Viken, Process Owner

Elin Sylvan, Head of Technical unit

Emma Hedlund, Head of Technical unit

Ann Börjeson, Head of Technical unit

Johan Winther, Head of Technical unit

Markus Willgert, Head of Technical unit