Joanna Applequist

Senior Associate
European Patent Attorney

Joanna has worked as a patent attorney in the life science, biotechnology and chemistry field since 2011. Joanna has a M.Sc. in biotechnology and received her Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute in 2011 in the field of cell and molecular biology. From her time as an academic researcher Joanna has a particularly deep understanding of developmental biology and neurobiology, including stem cells and cell differentiation. 

Joanna’s practice involves biological and small molecule pharmaceuticals, first and second medical use patents, molecular diagnostics, protein engineering, antibodies, immunology, vaccine development as well as stem cells and neurobiology. She is involved in drafting and prosecution, evaluation of patentability, IP strategies, Freedom-to-operate analysis and IP Due Diligence. Joanna also works with Supplementary protection certificates. Joanna often works in close collaboration with inventors and applicants and provides strategic IP advice. 

Joanna is an experienced lecturer in the field of patents and also provides expert comments regarding patents for news media, in particular relating to Crispr-Cas9 technology.

In her spare time Joanna enjoys spending time with family and friends, visiting her hometown Warsaw, travelling and lately she spends a lot time care of and training the family’s puppy dog.

+46 733 811529
joanna [dot] applequist [at] valea [dot] eu