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Our mission is to enable you to push the boundaries of innovation, whatever your industry, wherever you are.

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What on Earth is Aalbun?


aalbun-masthead-v1-1Well, it all started back in 2014.

It’s not that there was a shortage of innovation at that time — the world’s first real hoverboard was invented that year. The Philae, a robotic lander, was launched from the Rosetta spacecraft after a 10-year journey and successfully latched onto a comet.

In fact, it was precisely because there were so many amazing examples of human ingenuity, we grew frustrated with how much time, money and energy was lost in order for innovators to protect their ideas by crystallising them into robust intellectual property.

Aalbun was founded in the belief that there must be a better way to order, manage and fulfill intellectual property. We believe in the power of technology and this has guided us to build a reliable and secure platform, with global capabilities. But our overriding goal has always been to connect our customers to quality IP services, regardless of location, domain or target jurisdiction.  

In essence, Aalbun is a single pane of glass to request and service all your intellectual property. Aalbun is powered by a global network of experts who, between them, can provide high quality work, at pace, across any market.

Today, Aalbun is recognised as a leading disruptive legal tech company and has a global reach to serve customers across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. But we have never stood still. After consulting with customers and innovators across the world, in every major sector and within companies of every size, Aalbun rebranded. Our 2020 brand refresh marks an evolution in our offering and better reflects what’s important to our customers. But we remain committed to the same mission, core values and, above all, people, as ever before.

 

How do I know when is the right time to speak with Aalbun?

Because we harness technology to connect projects to the right talent across the world, our customers represent companies across the world, of every size and in any sector. It’s a diverse group. But what our customers tend to have in common is a frustration with the current system and a drive to work smarter, not harder.

You’re welcome to contact us at any time, but there are six key areas, or challenges, that indicate now is the right time to connect with an Aalbun advisor.

  • Reducing administration, oversight and timeframes for your intellectual property work.

  • A need for intellectual property services in multiple geographies.

  • A need to reduce the number of suppliers required to serve a wide range of services.

  • Difficulty identifying attorneys with knowledge of your industry.

  • A single platform with which to manage your teams IP service projects.

  • A secure platform to improve data governance and reduce risk of ransomware.

Who is behind the idea?

Aalbun was founded in Cambridge, UK, in 2014 and was incubated at ideaSpace at The University of Cambridge. The joint experience of our three founders, Christian, Tim and Janne, amounts to over 65 years of working within intellectual property; the creation of 250+ patent families as inventors, and the development of 11 new ventures.

Today, we have an outstanding team spread across the UK, USA, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Poland and India. Our core team members have worked previously as entrepreneurs, inventors and attorneys (EPA’s) within corporate in-house teams and IP firms and collectively speak 11 languages.

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Meet Niki. He’s Aalbun’s CEO and a serial entrepreneur with a background in driving business development and product strategy. Niki (Saukolin) also answers project inquiries, so you’ll likely be speaking with him if you complete this form.

Meet the team

Niki Saukolin
CEO
Christian Bunke
Co-Founder & COO
Janne Aaltonen
Co-Founder & CTO
Dr Timothy Norris
Co-Founder & CIPO

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