Annika started working with IP law in 2001 at another Swedish IP firm and joined Valea AB in 2003. Annika has a PhD in Biochemistry from Stockholm University and specializes in patenting of medical and biotechnological inventions relating to, for example, medicaments, medical devices, vaccines, microorganisms, and biotechnology. Annika has a special interest in medical and biotechnological inventions directed to proteins, nucleic acids and microorganisms. She also has broad experience of exceptions to patentability of medical inventions under the European Patent Convention and the patenting of second medical use inventions. In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Annika works with business-related IP issues such as patent strategies, questions regarding validity, infringement, due diligence and freedom-to-operate. Annika has extensive experience of patent portfolio management in particular for small and mid-sized companies, including start-ups, in Sweden and abroad. Annika often works in close collaboration with inventors and advises on research and patent strategy matter. Annika also has experience as a lecturer, both for internal training courses and external courses.
Annika spends her spare time with her family, but she also loves downhill skiing, working out at the gym and running in the woods. Free time is often spent on the sofa with a piece of knitting.