Board of Directors

IPR University Center is governed by a Board consisting of seven people representing the universities, three specialists in intellectual property law and one staff representative. Each member has a deputy.

Members of the Board of Directors 2019 – 2022:

Helsingin yliopisto
– Professor Taina Pihlarinne (University Lecturer Juli Mansnerus)

Aalto-yliopisto
– Professor Petri Kuoppamäki (Lecturer Marja Luukkonen)

Svenska Handelshögskolan
– Professor Nari Lee (lawyer Anja Hongelin until 30 March 2020,  after that professor Petra Sund-Norrgård)

Itä-Suomen yliopisto
– Professor Katja Lindroos (University Lecturer Laura Tammenlehto)

Lapin yliopisto
– Associate Professor Rosa Ballardini (Researcher Juhana Riekkinen)

Turun yliopisto
– Dr. Ulla-Maija Mylly (Professor Tuomas Mylly)

Staff Representative
– Education Manager Anni Wargh (Marketing Manager Auri Vainio)

Specialist members and deputy members

  • Senior Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property Eeva Hakoranta, Nokia Corporation (Partner Ella Mikkola, Asianajotoimisto Bird & Bird)
  • Director, IAM Timo Vuorimies, Wärtsilä Oyj (Managing Director Markku Simmelvuo, Papula-Nevinpat)
  • CEO Risto Salminen, Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto (Director Jorma Hanski, PRH)

The Chair of the Board of Directors is Dr. Ulla-Maija Mylly and Secretary of the Board is Auri Vainio.

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Members of the Board of Directors 2015 – 2018:

Members and deputy members representing the universities

Helsinki University
– Professor Taina Pihlajarinne (Professor Marcus Norrgård)

Aalto University
– Professor Petri Kuoppamäki (Professor Kari Hoppu)

Svenska handelshögskolan 
– Professor Nari Lee (Lawyer Dietmar Tallroth)

Turku University
– Professor Tuomas Mylly  (University Research Fellow Birgitta Sandberg)

University of Eastern Finland
– Professor Katja Lindroos

University of Lapland
– Docent Rosa Maria Ballardini

Staff Representative
– Education Manager Anni Wargh (Information Specialist Soile Manninen)

Specialist members and deputy members

  • Ilkka Rahnasto, Nokia Technologies (Timo Vuorimies, Wärtsilä Oyj)
  • Katri Sipilä, Teosto (Martti Kivistö, Teosto ry)
  • Christoffer Sundman, Seppo Laine Oy  (Peter Åkerlund, Boco IP)

The Chair of the Board of Directors is Professor Taina Pihlajarinne and Secretary of the Board is Auri Vainio.