Intellectual Property Rights in Photonics Webinar December 8, 2020

Intellectual Property Rights in Photonics webinar 

Photonics Finland and Photonics Flagship organise together with Papula-Nevinpat a webinar on Intellectual Property in Photonics on December 8, 2020 at 13:00 – 15:00. The two-hour webinar  discusses IPR and especially patenting in photonics with a variety of speakers. Gain new insigths on when to patent your innovation, the newest trends in patenting and a special focus onpatenting in photonics with ample of examples. 
The main speakers are 
Jorma Selin who works as a patent attorney in Papula-Nevinpat’s Mechanics and Physics Team. His daily work focuses on the evaluation of inventive ideas as well as the preparation and prosecution of patent applications across the globe.Holding a Master of Science degree from Aalto University in micro- and nanotechnology with an emphasis in optical technology, Jorma serves clients with patenting in various areas within the fields of materials science and photonics, such as micro- and nanofabrication and optoelectronics.

Jukka Korhonen who works as a Team Leader for Papula-Nevinpat´s Mechanics and Physics Team. He is a European Patent Attorney and a partner in the company. Jukka serves clients in various IP matters with a broad scope, for example giving lectures on IP issues, evaluating early-stage inventions, preparing and globally prosecuting patent applications, providing expert statements, and consulting in disputes and litigation.With his experience and educational background in optoelectronics and measurement technology, Jukka’s expertise areas now as a patent attorney include optics, optoelectronics, semiconductors, measurement technologies, sensors, and physics. He has been serving clients in the field of photonics throughout his IP career which started in 2005.

More information: IPR in Photonics event page
Juha Purmonen (Email:, Tel. +358 50 354 3832).
PhD Ana Gebejes (Email:, Tel. +358 41 47 60 113)

Key terms

  • Intellectual property is the product of the human intellect including concepts, inventions, industrial models, trademarks, artistic works and so on. Industrial property are protected primarily to stimulate innovation, design and the creation of technology. In this category fall inventions (protected by patents), industrial designs and trade secrets.
  • Patent is an exclusive right granted by law to an inventor or assignee to prevent others from commercially benefiting from their patented invention without permission, for a limited period of time. 
  • Patent application must include an invention disclosure as part of the patent application in a manner sufficiently clear and complete for it to be carried out by a person skilled in the art.
  • Licencing is defined as a business arrangement, wherein a company authorises another company by issuing a license to temporarily access its intellectual property rights. 
  • Unlike licence agreements, which grant permission to use intellectual property under certain conditions, transfer of intellectual property rights is made upon a payment of a lump sum or royalties  with no conditions under which the rights will be used.