- Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys
European Patent Attorney at Zacco
After obtaining an MSc in synthetic organic chemistry in 2003, Casper Struve worked a couple of years with blood-glucose sensor chemistry before entering the patent profession in 2006. He spent several years as a technical assistant to Ejvind Christiansen in pharma patent litigation proceedings while learning the art of patent drafting and prosecution.
Since qualifying as a European patent attorney in 2011, Mr Struve continues to advise clients in complex pharma litigation cases in Denmark and Scandinavia. At the same time he has been able to apply experience from these litigation cases to an increasing number of oppositions and appeals before the EPO, which together with litigation proceedings forms a substantial part of his daily work.
Since 2010 Mr Struve has been included in the pool of court-appointed experts for Danish patent cases; his experience with patent litigation led to him being appointed as a technically qualified judge at the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court in 2013, where he serves on an ad hoc basis on the panel of judges when he is not advising the parties involved.
Mr Struve is also an experienced tutor on European patent law, having helped candidates to pass the European qualifying exam since 2011, primarily through involvement in the EPO Candidates Support Programme and the Online Pre-Examination Training Course arranged by the EPO.
In 2016 he completed the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies course on patent litigation in Europe, allowing him to represent clients before the forthcoming UPC.
Since 2017 Mr Struve has been a member of the Danish national group leadership of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), as well as serving as a delegate to AIPPI’s executive committee.
Mr Struve has substantial experience with supplementary protection certificates (SPC), having successfully prosecuted over 40 applications, including filing the first SPC extension application based on the Paediatric Regulation in Denmark in 2009.