Vilhelm Schröder

Senior Associate, Helsinki

Vilhelm Schröder is a Helsinki-based Senior Associate specialized in all fields of intellectual property as well as dispute resolution. Since 2010 when Vilhelm joined Roschier, he has been involved in a broad range of intellectual property disputes. He has experience from both civil and administrative procedure and has advised clients in several fields of industry such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and media. He particularly focuses on large-scale intellectual property disputes and is also experienced in preliminary injunction proceedings and enforcement. In 2013, he trained on the bench at the District Court of Itä-Uusimaa.

In addition to his Finnish LL.M. degree, Vilhelm holds an LL.M. from Munich Intellectual Property Law Center in IP and competition law. He has also studied at Santa Clara University School of Law in California, U.S. Vilhelm frequently publishes legal articles and is enrolled as doctoral candidate at the University of Helsinki.

Vilhelm Schröder’s experience includes advising:

  • Nokia in patent litigation project resulting in settlement with Apple;
  • Clients in various business areas in litigation before civil and administrative courts;
  • Innovative pharma companies in patent infringement and invalidation proceedings;
  • Clients in preliminary injunction proceedings before domestic courts. Represented a global brand owner in preliminary injunction proceedings before the Market Court, concerning the protection of a well-known trademark;
  • Clients in different business areas in the enforcement of judgments.

Roschier (2010-)
Ministry of Transport & Communications, Senior Officer (2010)
Law clerk, trained at the Bench (2013)

Member of AIPPI
Member of AIPPI Standing Committee on Trade Secrets
Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)
Member of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY)
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the Finnish Copyright Association
Member of the Finnish IT Law Association
Member of the Law Society of Finland
Member of the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum
Member of the Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF)

“The protection of trade secrets in the Nordic countries” (with Ulf Bernitz, Niklas Bruun, Bengt Domeij, Harald Irgens-Jensen, Marcus Norrgård, Thomas Riis, Jens Schovsbo and Henrik Udsen), Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR), 4/2018

“Transformation from a Patchwork Quilt to a Unified Fabric: Discussion on a Few Particular Aspects of the New Finnish Trade Secrets Act and the EU Trade Secrets Directive”, Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR), 4/2018

“Legislative Update: Implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive – A New Trade Secrets Act Proposed in Finland”, Liikejuridiikka, Issue 1, 2018

“Reverse Burden of Proof and the Protection of Trade Secrets in European Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation: Part Two”, European Intellectual Property Review, Issue 5, 2017

“Reverse Burden of Proof and the Protection of Trade Secrets in European Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation: Part One”, European Intellectual Property Review, Issue 4, 2017

“Pay-for-Delay Settlements in the EU: Did the Commission Go Too Far?”, European Intellectual Property Review, Issue 12, 2016 & European Competition Law Review, Issue 12, 2016

“Can ‘external’ bilateral competition law provisions have an interpretative effect within the frame work of the WTO dispute settlement system”, European Competition Law Review, Issue 10, 2016

“Skadeståndsdirektivet – En EU-rättslig expansion på civilprocessens område” (“The EU Directive on Antitrust Damages – EU Law Expansion to the Area of Civil Law”), published with Christian Wik, Johan Sidklev & Anders Börjesson, Europarättslig tidskrift, Vol. 1, 2015

Finnish Chapter in The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review (with Mikko Manner and Anna Haapanen), 2nd Edition, 2012

“Reklam och övriga kommersiella meddelanden särskilt i förhållande till upphovsmannens respekträtt – audiovisuella verk vid tillhandahållande av medietjänster” (Master Thesis on the Right of Integrity and Commercial Messages in Audiovisual Works), Edilex, 2011

“Uusi liikesalaisuuslainsäädäntö”, Markkinaoikeus/IPR University Center, Helsinki 2019

“Trade Secrets in European Patent Litigation”, Nordic/German IPR Network Meeting, University of Bergen, Bergen 2019

“FRII seminar on smart grids”, comments from private practice view (comments to Prof. Kuoppamäki’s presentation), IPR University Center, Helsinki 2018

“Hallintoprosessi – Juridiikan perusteet – oikeudenkäynnit”, osa 2, IPR University Center, Helsinki 2018

“Patenttiriidat”, Aalto University, Helsinki 2018

“Patent Litigation – Enforcement & Strategies”, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki 2018

University of Helsinki, LL.M. (2010)
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, LL.M. (2016)

English, Finnish, Swedish