Sample client list
- Knobbe Martens
- Qiagen GMBH
- The University Hospital of Copenhagen
Managing Partner at aera
Nicka Kirstejn is a European patent attorney and the managing partner of Aera. He entered the patent profession in early 2001, when he joined a large Scandinavian IP firm that had handled the intellectual property of his own biotech start-up company up until that time.
In his early career Mr Kirstejn specialised in advising universities and early stage companies on technology transfers. He has helped several companies through IP due diligence in successful private and public financing rounds and advised firms on licence negotiations.
Over the years Mr Kirstejn developed an interest in management and in 2012 he became CEO in one of Europe’s largest IP firms, but his entrepreneurial drive led to the founding of Aera in early 2018. At Aera, Mr Kirstejn can satisfy his desire to serve his clients, which fully appreciate and value his devotion to solve complicated technical and legal issues before the EPO in both prosecution and opposition proceedings.
Mr Kirstejn understands the value of intellectual property as a business tool, and clients appreciate his pragmatic commercial approach and experience of patent prosecution and strategy working with small, medium and large companies and academic institutions – ranging from spin-outs to multinationals.