Maria has more than 27 years of experience from working with patents.1990-1998 Maria was a Patent Examiner at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office. 1998-2015 she was working as an Authorized patent attorney and Partner at Zacco. 2016- August 2017 she was working as an IPR strategist and Authorized patent attorney at Umeå University Holding AB. Maria joined Zacco again in September 2017.
Maria is working with the whole width of companies and inventions in the mechanical field, both in Sweden and internationally. Her experience covers the entire patenting process; novelty searches, the work regarding writing patent applications and the handling and processing of the applications at different patent offices in different countries, infringement assessments, due diligence investigations and freedom to operate investigations, opposition processes as well as IPR strategies.
Maria has for example worked in the technical areas of machine elements, internal combustion engines, hydraulics and pneumatics, mining, vehicles, hand tools, building elements, medical equipment, lighting equipment, energy solutions, paper making, wood/forestry industry and machinery, industrial processes, agriculture machinery and cultivation, materials, and material working, handling and enforcing.
Maria graduated with a M.Sc. in Industrial Environment (Product design) from Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in 1990.
Maria is a Swedish Authorized Patent Attorney. She is a member of the Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys (SPOF), the Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry (SIPF) and the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (SFIR).