Daniel Enetoft

Partner, European Patent Attorney

Daniel Enetoft

Daniel specialises in the field of Electronics and IT with a focus on software technology. His broad expertise covers wireless technologies, audio/video coding and artificial intelligence. Daniel is well placed to advise clients on the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) - see further details at EIP Amar, our alliance created to support clients in any litigation before the UPC.

Before he joined EIP in 2022, Daniel was CEO at a deep tech company developing AI technology aimed at providing better search in unstructured data. Previously, he has worked as an IP leader at IKEA and consultant at AWA. With his extensive experience from business roles, private practice and working in-house, he has both technical expertise and a commercial understanding of businesses. He was also a regional team leader at AWA and managed both the patent teams and the legal teams.

Daniel has significant experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for innovation relating to software, such as video analytics and video encoding, neural networks in various applications, user interfaces, signal processing, and extended reality (AR/VR) applications. He also advises clients on essentiality evaluation, patent infringement and validity matters of Standard-essential patents in telecommunications and video and audio coding.

Daniel holds a Master’s degree in Media Technology and Engineering from Linköping University in Sweden. The area of his research includes signal analysis, computer graphics and artificial intelligence.


  • 2016 European Patent Attorney
  • 2002 — 2007
    MSc. Media Technology and Engineering, Linköping University

Career history

  • 2022 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2021 — 2022
    CEO, Oxide AI
  • 2020 — 2021
    Intellectual Property Leader, IKEA of Sweden AB
  • 2018 — 2020
    European Patent Attorney, Team Leader for Team Legal South and Team Lund, AWA
  • 2017 — 2018
    Founder and Consultant, Progrs AB
  • 2017
    Technical Expert Manager, Apptus Technologies AB
  • 2011 — 2017
    Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, AWA
  • 2010 — 2011
    Software Engineer, CellaVision
  • 2006 — 2010
    Software Developer, Ludesi

Awards and recognition

  • IAM Patent 1000 2024: “great at helping clients navigate the possibilities and challenges related to their patent rights. Thanks to his deep knowledge of both patents and technology, he interacts seamlessly with inventors.” (link)
  • Ranked as 'Notable Practitioner' IP Stars 2024 (link)
  • Ranked as a 'Notable Practitioner', IP Stars 2023
  • Ranked as 'Corporate Star', IP Stars, 2021
  • Leader of the Year, AWA, 2016

Languages spoken

  • Swedish (Native)
  • English (Fluent)

Speaking engagements

  • June 2023
    MIP Summit, AI and authorship rights - is AI-generated work protected by copyright?
  • March 2023
    EIP Sweden Launch, The emergence of generative AI



  • AI
  • Applied maths & cryptography
  • Audio codecs
  • Consumer electronics
  • Digital health
  • Electrical engineering
  • Fintech
  • Gaming and graphics
  • Image and signal processing
  • Medical imaging
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Video codecs


  • Digital health
  • Medical imaging