Robert Ljungberg

Robert Ljungberg

Director, Patents

Helsinki

Robert Ljungberg specialises in European patent matters, including litigation, prosecution and opposition proceedings before the European and Nordic Patent Offices. He also works on EU design applications.

His work covers a broad range of technologies, including oil and gas, telecommunication, automotives, medical devices, paper and related products, packaging and patents for business methods implemented by software.

As a former examiner at the EPO, Robert has extensive knowledge of their internal structure and proceedings. That means quick results, granted applications and solutions to even apparently impossible applications.

Clients benefit from his experience of conducting oppositions before the EPO, because he is one of few with experience from within the opposition divisions as well as before them. Robert is particularly familiar with prior art searches and the European and international classification systems. He is also very knowledgeable about the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH).

In addition, Robert has particular knowledge of national IP law and registers of many EU member states, especially the UK and the Nordic states. He also has experience of handling EU customs applications. For Norway he specialises in oil and gas exploration and production, downhole tools and processes, petrochemicals, and mining and earthworks.

Robert studied mechanical engineering at the Institute of Technology in Linköping, Sweden, concentrating on computer technology and mechatronics. His American law degree together with his European legal experience is an asset for clients. In his career with the EPO, he focused on technical areas like machine tools and robotics, and worked on applications involving paper products, packaging, automotive equipment, and medical devices.

Robert is in charge of the Nordic expansion of Murgitroyd and works in our Helsinki office.


  • Telecoms
  • Paper
  • Medical devices
  • Oil and gas
  • Mechanical and computer technology

We look at patents as a value not a cost. It's really important to have a partner that understands our product. We don't want a partner who is just an administrator, we want a partner who challenges us.

IP Coordinator, Swedish Manufacturing Company

Key contributor to our Mechanical Engineering Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

Financial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms - 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023

Member of the China Team awarded "Most Recommended International IP Agencies" 2024

China in-house IP Managers Annual Conference - 2024

You understand our company, products and our strategy and the co-operation is well coordinated and structured. You simply bring good value for the money and contribute to our success.

Supply Chain Manager, Innovative Quick Connect Solutions Company

Thanks again and congratulations for your brilliant [Opposition] victory yesterday !

Intellectual Property Manager, Global leader in energy projects Company

I would like to warmly thank you for your hard work and brilliant victory. Congratulations. I got a very good feedback from our executive management, they seem now ready to push to get a business advantage.

Intellectual Property Director, Global Oil and Gas Company

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