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Per Lidman

Partner, Member of the Swedish Bar Association

Profile

For over 20 years, I have worked primarily with issues linked to intellectual property law and commercial transactions, and with technology-intensive companies and their legal issues in general.

I have national responsibility for and lead Setterwalls’ Life Sciences team, and am in the same way responsible for trademark and marketing law issues. I am experienced at handling i.a. patent- and trademark litigation where issues are dealt with in several jurisdictions in parallel. Sectors where I have particularly relevant experience include pharmaceuticals and medtech, foods and high-technology companies in general. My experience as general counsel at a Swedish listed company in the biometrics sector and as previous Managing Partner at Setterwalls has given me valuable insights into the needs of clients, from the client’s viewpoint. Commercial contracts, including those in an international environment, constitute an exciting and stimulating part of my everyday work. I regard understanding the client’s business and goals as necessary for being able to deliver to the point and pragmatic advice. All in.

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2006-,

Setterwalls

2005,

Precise Biometrics, general counsel

2000-2005,

Setterwalls

1999,

Advokatfirman Lindahl

1999,

Lund University, LL.M.

1999,

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), research studies

1993,

Swedish Naval Academy

16 May 2019

Patents on life?

Per Lidman is a winner of the Client Choice Awards 2018 (Healthcare & Life Sciences) and is listed in Other Specialists (Intellectual Property) in Chambers Global and is ranked in WTR 1000 (The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals) and in IAM Patent 1000. Per is also recommended by Legal 500 (Intellectual Property & Media).

”Per Lidman who is the lead IP lawyer we use is very knowledgeable, has pragmatic suggestions to solutions to save time, is very likeable and our dialogue is always exceptionally pleasant.”

Legal 500

”He understands his clients’ needs straight off the bat, courtesy of his refined commercial nous, and gets the job done.”

IAM Patent 1000

”Per Lidman maintains a vibrant litigation and transactions practice that cements Setterwalls´ position on the IP map. No cross-border mandate is too complex for Per, he´s an agile problem solver with impeccable coordination skills.”

WTR 1000

”Per Lidman is very professional and his work integrity is admirable.”

Legal 500

”He is super experienced, friendly and brilliant at what he does.”

WTR 1000

”The dedicated and passionate Lidman has additionally been lighting up the life sciences space by brokering major R&D and licensing deals.”

IAM Patent 1000

”Lidman’s former stint as general counsel at a listed biometrics company stands him in good stead when managing portfolios and acting in hard-hitting pharmaceutical litigation”

WTR 1000, 2020

”Per Lidman is a reliable source of support and information in parallel import scenarios. His knowledge on the topic is always current and extremely vast.”

WTR 1000, 2020

”Heading its growth across the board, Per Lidman is a shrewd operator – accessible, straight-talking and knowledgeable” in both high-stakes altercations and in patent due diligence and contractual matters.”

I AM Patent 1000

”Transactional matters and litigation briefs are handled with particular finesse by Per Lidman, who attracts enthusiastic feedback from peers across the Nordic region.”

WTR 1000

”A former general counsel at a listed biometrics company, he understands the business implications of his actions and puts that to good use representing clients in patent and trademark disputes.”

WTR 1000

”Solid attorney at law with a uniquely thorough approach” och 'a delightful working partner'”

I AM Patent 1000

”Per has a remarkable ability to always find the right path to winning a case.”

Client Choice

”He is a proactive lawyer; he creates a feeling of reassurance that the matter is always under control.”

Client Choice

”Per has strong knowledge, high integrity and the right attitude; he always delivers.”

Client Choice

”I would trust Per to handle any matter that comes his way.”

WTR 1000