Akseli Von Koch

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Patent Attorney

Akseli von Koch specializes in IPR protection of emerging digital technologies such as IoT, AI and Blockchain. He has particular expertise in wireless communications, software, payment (fintech), sports and medical equipment and algorithms, instruments and music applications, consumer electronics, sensor electronics, gaming and microsystems (MEMS) as well as vehicles and tires.

Akseli’s work focuses on business-oriented and comprehensive consultancy in IP protection issues. He is also an accepted service provider for ELY Center “Innovation Commercialization” projects, and has conducted hundreds of IP surveys and drawn up IPR strategies for companies with IP work ranging from patent, trademark and design prosecution to trade secret and freedom-to-operate (FTO) advisory.

Additionally, Akseli conducts IP valuation studies and assists with licensing of IP. He is frequently involved in corporate transactions and performs related IPR due diligence thereof. Akseli also advises in IP dispute resolution (litigation) cases ranging from invalidation, opposition and appeal proceedings to court proceedings, and has assisted in criminal case proceedings, i.a., pertaining to trade secret, software and copyright infringement, providing support in relation to technology-related questions.

Akseli is actively involved in academic and expert seminars and training both as lecturer and participant.

Akseli works at our office in Helsinki.

Selected recognition

IAM Patent 1000; Top Patent Professionals 2019

  • Ranked as a recommended individual both in prosecution and transactions categories
  • “Vital for a specialist in emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI, “true professional” Akseli Von Koch is “quick to react to new issues and developments in the international market”.


IP strategies
Novelty, registrability and freedom-to-operate studies
Infringement analyses
IP valuations
Licensing and technology transfer
Revocations and oppositions
Technical assistance in court proceedings
Financing and subventions, such as Business Finland ja ELY


M.Sc. (Tech), Aalto University School of Engineering, 2015


Heinonen & Co Oy, Attorney-at-law, EU Trademark and Design Attorney, Patent Attorney, 2016–
IPR Partners Ltd, Patent Agent 2012 – 2016


Finnish IT Law Association
LES Scandinavia
The Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights


Finnish, English

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