Aera is a European IP consultancy firm, built on Nordic values but with an international outlook. Founded in Copenhagen in January 2018, the firm now has patent attorneys in Stockholm, Berlin and Madrid and has expanded its operations to cover all aspects of IP protection.

The name Aera is derived from the Latin word for ‘era’ (‘æra’ in Danish). The firm’s mission derives from its name – the firm wishes to create a new era in the IP community and become one of the market leaders in IP consultancy.

Aera continues to recruit highly experienced patent attorneys to help the firm to become one of the most sought-after IP firms in the region. In 2020 Dan Fischer, former partner at Knobbe Martens in New York, joined Aera, which attracted serious attention from the local community. The recruitment of Monika Colak, former partner at Valea AB, further advanced Aera’s reputation.

Through Ms Colak and Mr Fischer, Aera has not only strengthened its position in the Nordic countries, but also extended its portfolio with esteemed new clients such as DSM, Tetra Pak, Yggdrasil, MAERSK and Haldor Topsoe A/S – to name a few.

The firm strives to offer high-quality services to clients that use intellectual property strategically and link these strategies to their business needs. The engagement of the firm’s patent attorneys often makes them deeply involved in the innovation process of their clients’ R&D. The creation of successful business results is a common goal between the firm and its clients.

Aera offers a vast array of services, from basic prosecution to strategic projects such as invention harvesting, fast-track prosecution through the Patent Prosecution Highway, Unified Patent Court collaborations and IP management. The firm seeks proactively to optimise its clients’ IP handling by creating and maintaining a strong and close relationship to them.

Aera’s clients come in all sizes – from the largest global companies to local entrepreneurs and research institutions. What its clients all have in common is that they think big and are or wishes to become market leaders in their respective technology fields.

Aera considers the legal aspects of any issue just as clearly and carefully as it does its commercial and technical considerations. This is why clients make Aera their first choice when they require services such as IP counselling, prosecution, litigation and strategy, or simply need to discuss important business decisions.

Aera has the drive of an entrepreneur backed up by experience. The partners had all practised for 10 to 20 years in high-end firms in the region prior to establishing Aera, adding to the success of the firm. Aera has grown from four people in January 2018 to 24 people in February 2021. The opening of the office in Stockholm within two years of the firm’s creation reflects its rapid growth.

The firm has invested in a cloud-controlled Mac OS IT system that enables efficient work processes anywhere. This system delivers both cost savings and flexibility to better meet clients’ needs. Flexibility and adaption are keywords in Aera’s approach to its clients, and with a flat hierarchical structure and a one-team-spirit, solving issues is never held back by historical structures or ingrown habits. Aera is a high-end speedboat in a sea of old supertankers.

Aera’s patent attorneys are credited for having played a significant role in the creation and protection of landmark portfolios in the life sciences, clean tech, mechanics and electronics industries.

Contact details

Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10
Copenhagen K 1153

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Stockholm

Sample client list

  • Coloplast
  • DSM
  • Galderma
  • GN Hearing
  • Hempel
  • Maersk
  • Motional
  • Novartis
  • Qiagen
  • Sony
  • University of Copenhagen

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