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Claes Almberg

Specialist Counsel / Malmoe


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I work primarily with providing Swedish and foreign companies with advice and support in patent disputes including patent litigation.

I am an intellectual property law specialist since 2005 with a patent law focus, for many years the new unitary patent system in particular. First, I was a patent judge in two instances (associate judge 2009), then the Swedish Ministry of Justice's patent expert (senior legal adviser) for almost ten years at national, UN and EU level (including on Brexit) but also in judicial internship at the EPO Boards of Appeal. The Government work involved many and close contacts with the European Commission. My insights on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patents (UP) are broad and deep following the EU level negotiations and my drafting of Sweden’s entire implementing legislation. This and the detailed knowledge I acquired in my working on a new national patents act are useful in my new role.

Unitary Patent System (Unified Patent Court, UPC; Unitary Patents, UP)

2009-2018,Sweden’s Ministry of Justice (IP unit), Senior Legal Adviser
2014-2018,UP Select Committee, Head of Swedish delegation
2013-2015,Patents Act Committee of Inquiry, directive drafter, expert
2013,EPO Boards of Appeal, patent judicial internship
2008-2009,Svea Court of Appeal (IP division), Associate Patent Judge of Appeal
2006-2008,Stockholm District Court (IP division), Assistant Patent Judge
2005-2006,Svea Court of Appeal (IP division etc.), Law Clerk
2006,King’s College, University of London, EU law
2003-2004,Université d’Aix-Marseille III, Master EU law (D.E.A.)
2001-2003,Nacka District Court, Law Clerk
1996-2001,Stockholm University, LL.M.
1999-2000,Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, contract law, IP law