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Ari Laakkonen - Powell Gilbert LLP

Ari Laakkonen

Powell Gilbert LLP - London

  • 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.


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.


Various including Managing IP.


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).