Our founder.

»Groth & Co, Scandinavia’s oldest IP law firm, was founded by Lorenz Albrecht Theodor Groth in 1869.«

Lorenz Albrecht Theodor Groth founded Groth & Co in Stockholm in 1869. As Scandinavia’s first patent agency, he offered to “assist inventors with registering patents”, but also to commercialise the patents and sell the products. The idea came at a good time, coinciding with what is now often called Sweden’s industrial breakthrough.

As the patent pioneer, L A Groth dominated the Swedish market during the early years and represented prominent clients such as Alfred Nobel, Gustaf de Laval and Nikolaus Otto. He later became the Swedish Government’s representative at the first international patent congresses and took an active part in the emergence of the international patent system. He managed to do all of this, and was dubbed a knight by the Vasa Order, before he emigrated to the UK in 1880. The story of L A and the company he founded is to read in its entirety in our digital museum.

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    Stockholm

    Headquarter

    Groth & Co KB
    Box 6107
    SE-102 32 STOCKHOLM

    Visiting address:
    Birger Jarlsgatan 57 B, 113 56 Stockholm
    SWEDEN
    Telephone: +46 8 729 91 00
    Email: info@groth.eu
    Fax: +46 8 31 67 67

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    Alicante

    Groth & Co KB
    Avda. De Aguilera 19-1 B
    E-03007 ALICANTE
    SPAIN
    Telephone: +34 96 592 04 55
    Email: info@groth.eu
    Fax: +34 96 592 05 03

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    Munich

    Groth GmbH
    Rosenkavalierplatz 4
    D-81925 MUNICH
    GERMANY
    Telephone: +49 89 982 952 63
    Email: info@groth.eu
    Fax: +49 89 982 952 65

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    Shanghai

    Groth & Co KB
    378 WuKang Road, Office 303
    200031 SHANGHAI
    CHINA
    Telephone: +86 1361 180 4064
    Email: info@groth.eu

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