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
Herman Phalén - Head of Patent Department
Åsa Viken, Process Owner
Kerstin Brinkman, Head of Formalities unit
Joel Malmgren, Head of Technical unit
Ingrid Eklund, Head of Technical unit
Sara Backman, Head of Technical unit
Ann Börjeson, Head of Technical unit
Johan Winther, Head of Technical unit
Markus Willgert, Head of Technical unit
Marie Eriksson, Head of Legal unit