Ari specialises in electronics patent litigation and IT disputes as well as advising on general IP matters including trade marks, designs and copyright and providing general strategic advice.
He has a broad range of experience as both in-house and outside counsel, having been Director, IPR Legal, at Nokia where his responsibilities included managing Nokia’s IP litigation in Europe including multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Ari is a Council member of AIPPI, UK and has published widely on all aspects of IP law. He is also a Member of the British Computer Society and is a Chartered Engineer.
Ari Lakkonen's patent practice is largely centred around the IT and electronics industries, with sources saying "he really fights on your behalf."
Chambers & Partners 2014
As far as the telecommunications industry is concerned, "there is no better patent expert" than Ari Laakkonen
IAM 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2013
Ari Laakkonen has a specialist interest in electronics and IT-related IP matters, playing a key role in the firm’s work…
Chambers & Partners 2012
Ari Laakkonen “knows the telecoms world inside out”.
Legal 500 2011
Ari Laakkonen is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in patents. He also advises on soft IP matters. Chambers & Partners 2011
Chambers & Partners 2010
Ari Laakkonen brings “great knowledge of the telecommunications industry”.
Legal 500 2009
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2013 Solicitor Advocate
BSc (Computer Science) King’s College, London
PhD (Computer Science), Imperial College, London
LLM, Bristol University
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice Bristol University