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 (debuty will be annouced later)

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

Lapin yliopisto
– Professor Rosa Ballardini (Researcher Juhana Riekkinen)

Turun yliopisto
– Dr. Ulla-Maija Mylly (Project researcher, doctoral student Krista Rantasaari)

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

Specialist members and deputy members

  • EVP, Chief Licensing Officer Eeva Hakoranta, Interdigital (IPR Director Roberto Castagno, Neste)
  • 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 Professor Taina Pihlajarinne 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.