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Ari Laakkonen

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Practice Areas

Ari specialises in electronic patent litigation and disputes, as well as advising on licensing, general IP related competition law matters, FRAND issues, portfolio analysis and provides general strategic multi-jurisdictional advice for complex multi-patent, multi country cases. Has a huge breadth of experience in the electronics, telecoms and other sectors, derived from his in-depth technical knowledge (PhD, Computer Science) and from experience both in-house and independent legal counsel.


Trained Linklaters & Paines; Qualified 1997; Made Partner at Powell Gilbert 2009. Linklaters 1995-2003; Nokia 2003-07; Bird & Bird 2008; Powell Gilbert 2009 to date.

Professional Memberships

Ari is the Second Deputy Reporter General of AIPPI; British Computer Society; AIPLA; EPLAW.


Born 1966. Educated Kings College London (1990 BSc Hons, first- class); Imperial College (1995 PhD); College of Law (CPE, LPC); Bristol University (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 2001 LLM).