Kim Finnilä / European Patent Attorney
Kim retired from professional practice in February 2021. He has an extensive background in IP, lately focused on patents, portfolio and conflict management and related litigation.
He still remains active in IP organizations and related delegations and working parties: Assistant Reporter General of the Study & Working Committee of FICPI (+ member in 2 patent groups; Vice-Chair of the Litigation Committee of epi; and Deputy Chair of EPLIT. He is also past President of the Finnish Association for Corporate Patent Agents and past President of the European Patent Institute - epi. Kim has also been a Board member of the Finnish AIPPI Group and the Association for Industrial Property Rights as well as the Association for Finnish Patent Attorneys. This has given him an in-depth knowledge of how patent matters are dealt with in the patent profession, in industry and with authorities, as well as in international non-governmental organizations.
IP matters require concentration, patience and perseverance; something he continuously cultivates in his free time by various forms of exercise and expanded culinary activities.
As always, he remains open for new challenges!
Experience & Qualifications
- Construction and civil engineering; structural engineering
- Energy; power generation, storage and transmission; renewable energy
- Trade Secrets
- IP counselling
- IP due diligence
- IP valuation
- Patent litigation
- Patent oppositions
Roles in FICPI
- Assistant Reporter General
CET Group 3 focuses on developments of the international patent system and provides guidance to its users. Such developments can relate to both substantive and procedural aspects of patent law, and CET3 follows them across jurisdictions.
CET3 identifies issues that deserve study, conducts the studies and provides guidance through various outputs available to the users of the patent system such as Guidelines, Position papers, and Resolutions. CET3 actively contributes to forging and advocating the position of FICPI in discussions on patent law harmonisation in key study and discussion groups such as the Group B+ and at the forums established by WIPO.
CET3 also monitors and studies international agreements and conventions relating to patents, follows the developments of the PCT system and, where necessary, provides comments to WIPO and relevant authorities for defending a well-balanced international patent system.
CET Group 4 studies the issues of the European Patent and the preparatory works of the Unified Patent and the Unified Patent Court. We are also following other regional patents (Eurasian Patent, ARIPO, OAPI, etc.). Our group members regularly meet officers of the European Commission and the European Patent Office.
- Appointed Member