Frida Björk

Partner European Patent Attorney

Contact information:

Visiting address:

Stortorget 17
252 20 Helsingborg, Sverige

Extended profile

Frida has business experience of all kinds of patent-related issues, such as patent application work world wide, performing freedom-to-operate analyses and infringement investigations.

Frida assists clients with patent issues of strategic importance and with global patent protection. Most of her clients are small and medium-sized enterprises in research-intensive industries. She is working as an in-house patent coordinator for a client company at the research park IDEON in Lund. Her in-house work involves close cooperation with the scientists at early development stages, performing patentability analyses, giving strategic advice and being a general IP resource to the staff.

She has also experience in filing and prosecuting SPC (Supplementary Protection Certificates) applications as well as paediatric extension applications for particular drugs in Sweden.

Frida’s specialist areas are life sciences with a focus on pharmaceuticals, gene engi­neering, biochemistry, peptides, food stuff and microbiology, especially yeasts/microorganisms for producing certain materials to be used in different applications. She also works within process technology, and polymer technology.
Frida also leads the work of one of the business units.

Frida has additionally been involved in working with clients from Japan and Korea, which has involved annual visits to these countries. In addition, Frida has attended the APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association) conference, where she also has been a lecturer of the upcoming unitary patent system in Europe.

From 2014 Frida is also an alternate director of the Board of AWA Holding AB.

Practice areas

  • IP Strategy
  • SPCs - Supplementary Protection Certificates

Industry expertise

  • Chemistry
  • Food & beverage
  • Life sciences
  • Pharma

Prior experience

Frida completed her studies in 1996 with a degree project at Tokyo University in Japan. She has been working at AWA since 1997.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Swedish

Education

  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering specializing in Biotechnology, from the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University

Authorizations

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Authorized Patent Attorney (Sweden)

Memberships

  • SPOF (Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys)
  • epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)