EUROPEAN Patent attorney


Janne Aaltonen has more than 15 years of expertise in the telecom industry and venturing with a proven track record of fund raising, innovating and protecting new products, concepts and ideas. He is a strong visionary with the capability to create and execute sustaining growth strategies for existing and early phase companies.

Janne is CEO and founder of patent attorney office Moosedog. Before Moosedog, he was a Managing Director of CVON Ltd. There, he built and commercialised the leading patent portfolio in the field of mobile marketing. He was also a member in a team behind Blyk, the world’s first advertisement-funded mobile operator. Before the start-up era, Janne was Director of Business Development at Nokia Venture Organization where he was the founder of the mobile television business and the main innovator of the concept.

Janne holds a PhD in telecommunications and is a recognized innovator with more than 200 patents or patent applications in various fields of mobile services. He was selected as the engineer of the year 2007 in Finland.

EUROPEAN Patent attorney


Anu Maasik has been working in the patent field for the past 8 years. She obtained European Patent Attorney qualification in 2018 and is an Estonian Patent Attorney since 2016. Before joining Moosedog, Anu worked in Estonian patent agency AAA Legal Services. Anu enjoys advising clients with innovation protection and drafting/prosecuting patent applications in different fields of technology. She has a MSc in Chemical and Environmental Technology from Tallinn University of Technology and has taken part in several different educational programmes for European Patent Law. Anu is a member of epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office), AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and Examination Board of Chamber of Estonian Patent Attorneys.

Innovation Expert


Juha Salo has more than 15 years of expertise in the telecom industry and venturing and 7 years of expertise in medical technology industry. Juha is a strong visionary with a proven track record of fund raising, innovating and protecting new products, concepts and ideas.

Prior to joining Moosedog, Juha was founder and CEO of TactoTek Inc. Before that, he was a Venture Director at Nokia Venture Organization, where he was the founder and key innovator of several service businesses, including mobile television.

Juha holds a Lic. Tech in digital image processing and is a recognized innovator with more than 200 patents or patent applications in various fields of technologies.



Aliisa Siivonen (LL.M. Law and Technology) is a young, passionate intellectual property rights specialist with an international legal background. She has studied at Tallinn University, Estonia, and Tilburg University, the Netherlands and worked at the Council of Europe’s Internet Governance unit before joining Moosedog. Beyond intellectual property rights, she holds specific expertise in the field of trade secrets. When off duty, Aliisa enjoys gaming, travel, and good wines and beers.

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Mikk Putk has over 17 years of experience in private patent practice. He has advised hundreds of tech companies & startups in IP related matters and carried out thousands of hours in patent, trademark & design searches.
He is a mentor at startup programs, a lecturer at IP seminars and a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Tartu University.
Before joining Moosedog, he was a partner of Estonian patent agency and he is associated partner of Lithuanian IP law firm Metida. He has also been a founder of UK startup CrowdIPR, which developed crowdsourcing platform for technology and patent research and later another startup, which developed IP audit and risk evaluation tool.

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Ruchi Garbyal has more than 13 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. She is a computer science and engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), and is a registered Indian patent agent.
Ruchi has primarily dealt with the drafting and prosecution of patent applications pertaining to computer science, optics, electronics and mechanics. She handles various aspects related to inventions, ranging from drafting patent applications and preparing responses to office actions to advising clients on issues of patentability, validity of patents and infringement of patent rights. She has also been involved in training of patent practitioners.
Outside work, Ruchi’s interests include learning about food and nutrition, nature-walking, cycling and gardening.

Innovation expert,
Funding expert


Timo Lahnalampi has substantial experience in high-tech ICT-consumer/telecom industry from Research, Development & Innovation to internet video services sales. Latest years Timo has been working as a specialist and advisor in several European Union funded ICT-projects and he has supported SMEs to apply for EU/national funding instruments.