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. However, his special expertise also involves European patent practice – including oppositions and appeals before the EPO – US patent practice, international patent strategy and the restoration of rights in Denmark and at the EPO.

Mr Christiansen has 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 EPO Disciplinary Board of Appeals and was appointed as a technically qualified judge of 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 co-authored 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 lawyers acting for most big pharma companies, 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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