Johanna Flythström
Principal Associate
Office: Helsinki
Primary practices
Intellectual Property, TMT, Dispute Resolution, Data Protection & Digitalization, Marketing & Consumer
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, Spanish
Profile

Johanna Flythström is a Helsinki-based Principal Associate specialized in both contentious and non-contentious IP and technology work with an emphasis on transactional IP and technology work (including licensing) as well as IP and technology disputes. She has extensive experience in advising clients on a broad range of strategic and commercial IP and technology issues, such as advisory work on all stages of IP lifecycle including IP acquisition (whether stand-alone, in employee contexts, or in collaborations), IP commercialization, and enforcement. In addition to IP and technology advisory work, Johanna's experience includes also frequently advising clients in various contractual, regulatory, and marketing law matters in particular in the fields of life sciences, TMT, and digitalization. Johanna has also considerable experience from acting as a counsel in IP and technology disputes, including in multi-jurisdictional IP litigations.
 
Apart from her Finnish LL.M. degree, Johanna holds a post-graduate LL.M. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), as well as a M.Sc. (Tech.) degree from the Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University). Johanna is an authorized patent attorney in Finland and a member of the State Bar of California.
 
Johanna has also strong commercial experience in IP with several years of experience in a broad range of in-house IP work (including protection, management, commercialization, and enforcement of IP) with Nokia Corporation and Nokia Siemens Networks prior to joining Roschier in 2009. Johanna has further expanded her in-house experience in the R&D- and IP-intensive context by working as a secondee in GE Healthcare as well as in Nokia Technologies both in Finland and in Silicon Valley in the US.
 
Johanna serves as the President of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY). She is also, among others, an appointed member in the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy’s working group on industrial property rights which acts as a forum in support of legislative work – both on national and international aspects – in the field of industrial property rights as well as a member of the international AIPPI's Standing Committee on Patents.

Career
Roschier (2009-), Principal Associate (2017-)
Nokia Technologies (Silicon Valley/Espoo), Visiting Lawyer (2015-2016)
GE Healthcare, Visiting Lawyer (2013-2014)
Nokia Siemens Networks, IPR Legal Counsel (2009)
Nokia Siemens Networks, Senior IPR Specialist (2007-2009)
Nokia Corporation, IPR, Patent Filing and Prosecution, Patent Engineer (2005-2007)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the State Bar of California
Authorized Patent Attorney (Finland)
Approved mediator (Finnish Bar Association)
Member of the American Bar Association
Member of AIPPI
Member of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY)
Member of the Finnish IT Law Association
Member of ITechLaw
Member of LES
Member of the Finnish Sports Law Association
Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY), Treasurer (2010-2013), Member of the Board (2013-), Vice President (2014), President (2015-)
Ministry of Employment and the Economy (in Finland), Member of the Working Group on Industrial Property Rights (2014-)
AIPPI, Member of the Standing Committee on Patents (2015-)
Member of the Finnish Bar Association's Expert Group on Intellectual Property Rights (2016-)
Publications
"Yhdistetty patenttituomioistuin – kohti yhtenäistä eurooppalaista patenttijärjestelmää" ("The Unified Patent Court – towards a uniform European patent system"), co-authored with Rainer Hilli, Defensor Legis 2016/4
"Ambush Marketing – What Is It and What Can Be Done to Prevent It?", co-authored with Mikael Segercrantz, Bookwell, 2016
"Global Patent Litigation: How and Where to Win", Finnish chapter, co-authored with Rainer Hilli and Mikael Segercrantz, BNA, 2014 and 2016
"Global Patent Litigation: Structure and Practice", Finnish chapter, co-authored with Rainer Hilli, Kluwer Law International, 2013 and 2016
"Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective", Finnish chapter, co-authored with Mikael Segercrantz and Suvi Laes, Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, 2015
"Ambush Marketing: A Global Legal Perspective", Finnish chapter, co-authored with Mikael Segercrantz, Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, 2014
"The International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents", Finnish chapter, co-authored with Rainer Hilli, GLG, 2012
Education
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), LL.M. (2012)
University of Helsinki, LL.M. (2009)
Helsinki University of Technology, M.Sc.(Tech.) (2006)