Ejvind Christiansen

Senior Partner at Zacco

Ejvind Christiansen is a European patent attorney and a senior partner with Zacco. His practice mainly covers Danish and international patent litigation, frequently involving infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions; but his special expertise also involves European patent practice, including oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO), US patent practice, international patent strategy and restoration of rights in Denmark and at the EPO.

Mr Christiansen holds an MSc in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a BCom (organisation) from Copenhagen Business School.

His technical experience lies mainly in pharmaceuticals, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, wound and healthcare products and medical devices.

Mr Christiansen has served on the board of several organisations and is a former member of the board and council of the European Patent Institute and Examination Committee III for the European qualifying examination. He is a member of the Disciplinary Board of Appeals at the EPO and was appointed as a technically qualified judge at the Maritime and Commercial Court and other Danish courts from 2008 to 2014.

Mr Christiansen is former vice president of the Danish chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), as well as a delegate to the executive committee of the AIPPI. He has been a co-author of the Danish group reports to the AIPPI on all patent-related questions for the past 25 years.

In addition to his native Danish, Mr Christiansen speaks English, German, French and Swedish.

Mr Christiansen has been instrumental in setting up Zacco’s patent litigation support team, which is unsurpassed in Scandinavia. Zacco teams have supported the lawyers acting for most of ‘Big Pharma’, including Pfizer, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, SanofiAventis, Amgen and GlaxoSmithKline. Zacco has particular experience in preliminary injunction proceedings.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • EPI
  • FICPI

Firm details

Zacco
Arne Jacobsens Alle 15
Copenhagen 2300
Denmark

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