Dr Ulf Svarvell Hakanson is Intellectual Property (IP) Manager and Qualified European Patent Attorney at the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga, Portugal. Dr Hakanson is responsible for IP strategy development and management of INL’s patent portfolio. He is also assisting research teams with the identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual assets. Prior to joining INL, Dr Hakanson worked as business unit manager and patent attorney at a private IP consultancy firm in Sweden. He holds a PhD in Solid State Physics from Lund University, Sweden and has more than 15 years of international research experience in nanotechnology in the disciplines of material science and semiconductor physics, with main focus on nano-optics, plasmonics, single molecule spectroscopy, photovoltaics, spectroscopic and scanning probe techniques. Dr Hakanson has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and he has held numerous invited talks at international conferences, leading universities or research organizations worldwide.