Jan Modin

Patent Attorney

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Jan Modin is a partner and patent attorney at Noréns since 2009. Previously, he was active at Ehrner & Delmar Patentbyrå AB (formerly Axel Ehrners Patentbyrå AB and Jacobsson & Billberg Patentbyrå AB) for some 30 years, as senior patent attorney, managing director and chairman of the board.

Jan graduated from high schools in Scarsdale, New York, and Norra Real in Stockholm. He has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Stockholm within mathematics, physics and theoretical physics, as well as a M.Sc. degree from the Uppsala University within engineering physics.

Apart from practicing as an authorized Swedish patent attorney and a European patent attorney for domestic and international clients, he has been active in different IP related user groups for many years.

On the national level, he has been chair of the patents committee and President of the Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys, SPOF, and also former President of the Association of IP law firms in Sweden, SEPAF, and from time to time he was engaged in committee work in the Swedish national group of AIPPI. He was one of the founders of FICPI Sweden, where he has been program manager.

During the years 2012-2015 he was a member of a governmental committee that conformed the Swedish Patents Act to EPC and made a thorough revision of the structure and substantive contents of the Swedish Patents Act (which has not yet been enacted).

On the international level, Jan has primarily devoted his time to FICPI, where he has been Chair of the Work and Study Commission group dealing with international patent matters (CET3), vice-President of the Federation 2006-2009 and now an elected member of the FICPI Advisory Council. In 2013 he was awarded the “The Malcolm J. Royal Award for Distinguished Service”. For many years, he has worked with the issues of grace period and prior user rights and is a co-author of the position paper FICPI-WP-2018-001 on patent law harmonization, which is an important recent contribution to the work of Group B+, this group comprising the governments and patent authorities of most of the industrialized countries. This work is still on-going.