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Ari Laakkonen

Powell Gilbert LLP - London

Ari Laakkonen - Powell Gilbert LLP
  • 85 Fleet Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4Y 1AE

Practice Areas: Ari specialises in electronic patent litigation and disputes, as well as advising on licensing, general IP related competition law matters, FRAND issues, portfolio analysis and provides general strategic multi-jurisdictional advice for complex multi-patent, multi country cases. Has a huge breadth of experience in the electronics, telecoms and other sectors, derived from his in-depth technical knowledge (PhD, Computer Science) and from experience both in-house and independent legal counsel.

Professional Memberships: Ari is a council member of AIPPI UK; British Computer Society; AIPLA.

Career: Trained Linklaters & Paines; qualified 1997; made partner at Powell Gilbert 2009. Linklaters 1995-2003; Nokia 2003-07; Bird & Bird 2008; Powell Gilbert 2009 to date.

Publications: Various including Managing IP.

Personal: Born 1966. Educated King's College London (1990 BSc Hons, first- class); Imperial College (1995 PhD); College of Law (CPE, LPC); Bristol University (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 2001 LLM).