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