Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Services

Vilhelm Schröder

Counsel, Head of IP Disputes, Attorney-at-Law

Contact details: vilhelm.schroder@lindforsco.com Tel. +358 20 762 2510 Mobile +358 400 370 585

Mr. Vilhelm Schröder advises clients in commercial disputes with particular focus on intellectual property matters. He has significant experience from both civil and administrative litigation as well as preliminary injunction proceedings and enforcement. Vilhelm has represented clients from several industries such as pharmaceuticals, paper & pulp, telecommunications and media. He has also trained on the bench at the District Court of Itä-Uusimaa.

In addition to his Finnish master’s 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 lectures, publishes legal articles and is enrolled as doctoral candidate at the University of Helsinki. Before joining Lindfors & Co, Vilhelm worked in the IP team at another top tier law firm in Finland for almost a decade.

Recent rankings

Rising Star 2019, Managing IP

Recent publications

“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” Parts One and Two, European Intellectual Property Review, Issues 4 and 5, 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

Recent speaking engagements

”Trade Secrets in Patent Litigation – A Mock Trial”, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Alumni Conference, Munich 2020

“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. Petri 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