Interview with Joanna Applequist

What did you do before you joined us?

I worked as a patent attorney in the life science field at Groth & Co. Before that, I worked at AWAPATENT where I started my career in the field of intellectual property in 2011.

What did you know about Valea before you joined us?

I had heard a lot of good things about the consultants at Valea, as well as about Valea as a company. I knew that Valea was a well-established full service provider in the field of intellectual property.

What are your main duties?

I will be working as a patent consultant in the LifeTech and Chemistry team and will draft and prosecute patent applications, provide analyses and opinions on patentability and freedom-to-operate, and provide our clients with strategic advice in the field of intellectual property.

What is your driving force within your work?

To help our clients to achieve their business goals by taking care of their intellectual property and providing strategic business advice from a point of view of intellectual property. I also enjoy my work and have a lot of fun performing it.

Why did you decide to join Valea?

I want to grow and develop in my professional role and be part of a strong and competent team with experienced and knowledgeable colleagues. I share Valea’s ambition to always work as a team.