Dr Mikko Rantala has long experience of R&D and IPR relating to float glass heat treatment machines. He is a patent attorney and heat transfer specialist of Glaston. The heat transfer processes in float glass tempering, laminating and bending machines the company manufactures are designed by him, and he can model them in the office with self-made calculating programs. Dr Rantala manages Glaston patent portfolio and IPR risk monitoring. He handles the patent issues of the company from the innovative developments to applications and patents. He follows competitors patenting and has high level knowledge of the patents in the industrial field of float glass heat treatment. He is also an inventor of many patents.