I specialize in commercial contract law and I have a broad competence in the field of intellectual assets, with focus on patents, copyright and trade secrets. In particular I have significant experience in complex multi-party agreements related to future intellectual property rights, such as R&D contracts for both industry and academia as well as art-, music- and film production agreements.
I work primarily as a legal facilitator of innovation, collaborations and commercialisation endeavours. I strive to be an enabler as I advise on strategy, negotiate and draft agreements. Clients appreciate my passion for business and for finding optimal win-win solutions.
I joined Westerberg & Partners in 2019, having previously been partner at other law firms.
Prior to joining private practice I worked at Vinnova – the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, where I headed the Agency’s work to monitor and facilitate contracts related to research, with a focus on contracts for collaborative research in consortia and projects.
From 2003-2006 I provided legal services to film production companies as well as organizations and individual creators. I was also the lawyer for the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, where I was responsible for a Swedish Government Commission involving the study of the economic conditions of professional artists, including the development of copyright in Sweden.
Rankings and testimonials
“stays calm, takes in all the facts and provides excellent opinions” (IAM Patent 1000 2021)
“Ia Modin has assisted me through difficult times in my life, when fast legal advice was very important. She has engaged in my legal needs in a most professional way, and provided a background to necessary decisions, without wasting any time. She also has a good sense of humour, that has helped a lot.” – Client testimonial for Legal 500, 2021.