Unified Patent Court
A single patent court for Member States of the European Union
Stefan Johansson is a Senior Judge at Stockholm District Court, where he currently works as a Head of Division. He has been a judge at Stockholm District Court since 2013. Since 2016, the exclusive competence also covers administrative appeals from the Swedish Intellectual Property Office on e.g. patents (cf. BoA). Until October 2021, Stefan mainly - almost exclusively - worked on cases relating to intellectual property rights (including patents). Today, he deals with other types of cases too.
From 2015 to 2022, Stefan was also Vice Chair of the Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board. This Government Agency has the task to monitor developments in the field of gene technology, oversee ethical issues, and give advice on use of gene technology.
Before 2013, when Stefan came back to Stockholm District Court, Stefan worked almost 11 years at the Swedish Ministry of Justice (Division for Intellectual Property Rights). At the Ministry, his main responsibility was issues relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including the Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC), but he was also involved in work on substantive patent law (e.g. the implementation of the Biotech Directive, 98/44/EC). Earlier in his career, Stefan was an associate judge.
Stefan has been an expert in several national inquiries on intellectual property rights. He lectures on intellectual property rights and enforcement. He has participated on several international seminars, workshops, and trainings focusing on patent law and/or the UPC, including the judicial internship at the EPO Boards of Appeal. He was a member of the Expert Group of practitioners for the UPC.