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Partner at COPA Copenhagen Patents
Steven Richard Kitchen leads COPA Copenhagen Patents’ mechanics, electronics and software team. He has more than 15 years’ experience in patent protection for mechanical, electronic and software-related inventions, and draws on both patent agency and industry experience. Mr Kitchen handles all aspects of the patent lifecycle and portfolio management, patent strategies, infringement opinions and freedom-to-operate analyses, and he is often consulted in the early stages of R&D projects to align patent strategies and business plans.
Mr Kitchen works with several large domestic and overseas companies, as well as a number of small and medium-sized domestic companies, operating within a variety of different technical fields.
Mr Kitchen is highly experienced in opposition cases – including oral proceedings before the EPO – on behalf of both opponents and patentees. In 2015 he led a successful appeal for a client to reinstate a European patent, which is considered a key patent in the wind turbine industry. The European patent had been revoked in opposition proceedings in 2010 and was reinstated as granted after the appeal. In 2016 he was brought in for a high-profile appeal case within another technical area. The European patent had been revoked in opposition proceedings. The decision was overturned and the case remitted to the opposition division for further investigation. In close partnership with IP lawyers, Mr Kitchen is also involved in proceedings before the Danish courts.
Mr Kitchen is listed as a qualified court-appointed expert with the Association of Danish Patent Agents.