Tel: +46 31 507700
Contact: Anders Havstam - CEO
Number of practitioners: 100
Languages: English, Nordic Languages, Chinese, Russian, French, German, Persian, Azari, Spanish, Catalan, Polish and Dutch
Practice Areas: • Patents • Electronics, information technology and telecommunications • Green technology • Life sciences and chemistry • Mechanics • Medtech • Supplementary protection certificates • Legal • Designs • Domain names • Licensing and agreements • Marketing law • Disputes and litigation • Copyright • Trademarks • Post-grant actions and enforcement • Commercialisation: • Due diligence • Valuations • IP strategy • Risk management • Annuities and renewals
Valea is a dynamic, flexible, proactive and professionally managed company that prides itself in offering first-class expertise in technology and law. Valea takes the time necessary to understand each client’s specific needs and works proactively to maximise the value of their intellectual property rights. Valea’s consultants work in client teams to ensure that each client benefits from the consensus of the opinions of several attorneys. Valea focuses on being a strategic business partner providing timely advice on IP matters, combined with an understanding of regulatory frameworks in a commercial context. Valea is continuously increasing its market share and strives towards sound, sustainable growth and profitability over time.
- Valea has a history that stretches back over 100 years, as Dahls Patentbyrå and Göteborgs Patentbyrå.
- In December 2004 our staff acquired the business through a management buy-out from Arator A/S.
- Valea is entirely owned by the employees through Valea Holding AB.
- Valea has offices in Gothenburg, Linkoping, Lund, Malmo and Stockholm.
- Our name originates from the Latin words valens and valea: strong, powerful and healthy, or to be strong, have power and be well.
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Patent Editorial 2017
Valea has an enviable clientele in patents, which is its core business. The firm has a solid reputation in patent prosecution work including office proceedings. "Drafting and prosecution quality is at a high level here," one rival admits. Andrew Hammond is the most prominent European patent attorney in its team. Other notable attorneys in the team include Maria Danfelter, Maria Engstrand, Lena Hagström and Ylva Skoglösa. Rasmus Fredlund is a rising star to watch. A client says the team is "service-minded, open to new ways to work and fun working with". The firm also has an in-house legal team which is led by Anna Maria Lagerqvist. Pontus Winqvist left the firm in 2017 to become IP director at SCA, a company in the forestry sector.
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