“Ari Laakkonen brings great knowledge
of the telecommunications industry.”

Legal 500

Ari Laakkonen, Partner, has a huge breadth of experience in the IT, electronics and telecoms sector derived from his in-depth technical knowledge from experience as both in-house and external legal counsel.

 

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Top Ranked Chambers UK 2012 - Leading IndividualThe Legal 500 UK - Recommended Lawyer 2013

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

 

“Impressive”.

Chambers & Partners 2010

 

Ari Laakkonen brings “great knowledge of the telecommunications industry”.

Legal 500 2009

Contact details

T +44 20 3040 8050
E ari.laakkonen@powellgilbert.com

 

Qualifications

1997 Solicitor

2013 Solicitor Advocate

 

Education

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

Cases include
  • InterDigital v Nokia (patents)
  • Qualcomm v Nokia (patents)
  • Philips v Sagem (patents)
  • Philips v Sendo (patents)
  • Niembro v Nokia (copyright)
  • LG v Sony (patents)
  • Rovi v Virgin Media and Tivo (patents)
  • Apple v Nokia (patents)