Head of Food, Agriculture and Chemistry at Plougmann Vingtoft
Katja Sørensen heads Plougmann Vingtoft’s team of IP attorneys specialising in food, agriculture and chemistry. Her technical expertise covers chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, food science and technology, food ingredients and immunochemistry/immunology.
Ms Sørensen has worked in intellectual property since 2000 and joined Plougmann Vingtoft in 2006. Ever since, her clients have benefited greatly from her deep expertise and experience in the food, agriculture and chemistry area. As an acknowledgement of her business flair, high performance and deep insight into market and customer needs, she was appointed partner in 2014.
Ms Sørensen has experience in identifying inventions, drafting and handling patent applications, conducting freedom-to-operate analyses and litigations, and has solid knowledge of handling re-establishment of rights cases before the European Patent Office and the Danish Patent Office.
In addition, she is specialised in performing searches in patent and scientific databases and is highly skilled in developing and using IP rights analyses as a tool for risk assessment and idea generation in processes of development.
Ms Sørensen is an experienced lecturer on issues relating to patent and IP protection, as well as database searches, and has worked as a senior examiner at the Danish Patent Office.
She has successfully completed the course on patent litigation in Europe at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies of the University of Strasbourg, and she will therefore receive the European Patent Litigation Certificate under the Unified Patent Court when the latter starts operating.
She is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office, Subgroup Patent Documentation and Information.