First Patent Olympiad event!
The winners of the Inaugural Patent Olympiad are:
Fredrik Magnusson is a Patent Information Professional at Uppdragshuset, working with patent searches and analysis. He studied vehicle engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and has a master’s degree in aeronautics/fluid mechanics. From 2015 until 2017 Fredrik worked at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, as patent examiner in the unit for transport and vehicle technology.
Takuya Nagayoshi is a chief analyst at IP Research Institute of NGB Corp. in Japan. He has an extensive experience in patent research and analysis in a broad range technology areas, especially in the field of computer science and medical devices. He has been working for clients both inside and outside Japan on a variety of search projects such as clearance search, invalidity search, patentability search, patent landscaping, and patent portfolio analysis.
Awards & Certification: SILVER Winner in Patent Olympiad 2018 1st Prize (Team Competition) in Patent Search Grand Prix 2014 in Japan; GOLD Certification (Individual Competition) in Patent Search Grand Prix 2013 in Japan; Senior Intellectual Property Analyst certified by Association of Intellectual Property Education in Japan
Education: The University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics
Dr. Wieczorek has a PhD in organic chemistry and MSc degree in biotechnology. Her scientific research included projects investigating new active substances, among them potential medicines. She boasts research and business experience from Italy, Austria, United Kingdom, Germany and Poland. She spent multiple years in major European research and scientific facilities. Outside of academia she gained significant business experience working with customers from all over the world.
Dr. Wieczorek managed IP research projects within the field of plastics, energy industry, fuels, gas and oils, pharmaceuticals, food industry, biotechnology, catalysts, fuel cells technology, paper and pulp industries, detergents, cosmetics, etc. She excels in novelty, infringement, validity, clearance, state of the art, collection, landscapes and chemical structure patent searching.