Ella is head of the intellectual property group and life sciences group in Finland.
In addition to her Finnish law degree from the University of Turku in 1995, Ella has a US master's degree (LLM) in intellectual property law from the George Washington University Law School, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar in 1997-98.
Apart from working at law firms since 2001, Ella has also experience as a university lecturer and researcher focusing on patenting of biotechnological inventions and as a lobbyist for the Finnish industry.
Ella has gained extensive experience in intellectual property and life sciences law, including licensing, assignment, supply and distribution agreements; M&A-related IP agreements; patent, trademark and design litigation; and regulatory proceedings concerning pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals among others.
Ella has served as a member of the national Copyright Council (Tekijänoikeusneuvosto) and Employee Inventions Board (Työsuhdekeksintölautakunta). She has also participated in legislative work as a member of legislative committees reforming the Design Act and Trademark Act in Finland.
Ella is a well-known practitioner in the market and is highly acclaimed by rivals and clients. She is currently a member of the board of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights and has served as board member in other IP associations as well, including the Finnish AIPPI Group and Finnish Information Technology Law Society.
According to Chambers Europe 2013, 'Ella Mikkola receives praise from a variety of sources for her knowledge of life sciences and extensive overall IP experience.' EMEA Legal 500 2010 says she is an 'extremely competent and service-oriented lawyer' and IAM Life Sciences 250 - The World's Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators 2010 says she has 'Wide ranging expertise and 'superb litigation skills''.
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