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Sammie Chimusoro

Sammie Chimusoro

Summer 2017

Company: Electrolux
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Time period: 2-month internship ending 11 of August 2017.

Explanation of the work:
We were tasked with quantifying their patent portfolio, using cost data to build an Excel tool that allows the patent office to better understand their cost distribution with external agencies (customers and clients). More specifically search matter associated costs, prosecution costs and drafting costs.

The company is world class and I was surprised at how multicultural the head office was. It was also awesome living in Stockholm for 2 months. It truly is a beautiful place from the people to the architecture.

How did your education thus far prepare you for the tasks you have done?
The education helped us have a strong general overview of IP (a good foundation). My biggest takeaway was understanding the strategies that Electrolux uses when filling patents and getting an in depth understanding of the process from conception to its final phase.