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Teemu Kiviniemi

Teemu Kiviniemi

European Patent Attorney


Hydrodynamics, Marine Industry

Telephone: +358 9 6859 5623


Languages: German, Finnish, English

Teemu has joined Laine in 2013. He works as European Patent Attorney on the mechanics team, where he is responsible for his own patent application portfolio, German patent applications, and patent applications related to marine technology.

Teemu has over a decade of IPR work experience in Germany. He is authorized for professional representation before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (§ 13 Abs. 1 EuPAG (DE)) and before the Austrian Patent Office (§ 16a Abs. 4 PatAnwG (AT)).

Teemu holds a MSc (Eng) degree in naval architecture and ocean engineering.


IPR expertise

  • Drafting of patent and utility model applications, drafting of office action responses, preliminary examination work, novelty and patentability searches, FTO, legal opinions, invalidation, oppositions, appeals, infringement, trademarks, designs, IPR strategy, IP portfolio cost optimisation, European patent law, German patent law.

Special expertise

  • Industries: marine industry, shipbuilding, automotive industry
  • Technologies: ship design, propellers, propulsion technology, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics