COPA Copenhagen Patents

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“With a very international outlook, COPA is Denmark’s go-to patent practice for the life sciences. Capitalising on a number of specialists within different areas, the trustworthy firm offers an extremely thorough and innovative service – COPA is almost always ahead of the curve.” Life sciences and litigation support ace Mikkel Bender is an “immensely talented and experienced patent attorney – an absolute star in Denmark!” A “brilliant and bright attorney”, Jacob Karstad Meyland delves into the details of the case to produce high-quality work. He has been involved in the filing and protecting of numerous applications on behalf of medical technology developer Ambu. By his side is “the eager and persistent Steven Richard Kitchen, a dedicated, diligent and driven attorney who has mastered the ability to seamlessly explain complex technical details to attorneys-at-law. His flexibility and prioritising of the needs of the task at hand make him an absolute joy to work with.” Rune Risgaard is another “brilliant attorney who ensures that clients are updated on the various phases and progress of portfolios”. With an in-house background at a German pharmaceuticals company and many years in private practice, Axel Heimann boasts extensive legal and commercial expertise. He assists patrons across technical fields as various as medical devices, microbiology and environmental engineering. Most recently, he teamed up with Risgaard to battle it out on behalf of a biotechnology market leader, Novozymes, in a series of opposition cases before the European Patent Office (EPO). Of counsel Peter Kim Jensen continues to be a go-to for those with interests in mechanical devices and other technologies. 

Firm Profile

European patent Aatorneys highly experienced in European and Danish patent law and renowned for post-grant contentious matters, COPA Copenhagen Patents is one of the country’s leading IP firms and has been awarded several international awards for its outstanding quality and service to clients.

Who we are
We are qualified European patent attorneys with many years of experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications with a global perspective to ease prosecution in the most popular international markets.

We are proud of combining individual skills into a team effort and houses a unit of some of the most esteemed individual patent attorneys in Denmark. Our patent attorneys are backed by a qualified and certified very experienced patent administrator team working closely with both attorneys and clients to ensure the end goal of providing tailored and qualified service. We cover most areas of technology, but our main focus areas are biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, mechanics, and electronics.

The COPA team is a forward-looking, experienced and valuable team. Their understanding of the right patent strategy, their ability to immediately comprehend technical matters in detail and their ability to plan our next move mean that they have led us to many victories and ensured a strong patent position for us. Our cooperation with COPA through many years has been a pleasure, as have their fine service and always efficient effort.

Recently, the team has been strengthened by the addition of European patent attorney Natalia Zakharova, and by patent attorneys qualifying to become European patent attorneys. The patent attorney team now comprises European patent attorneys Mikkel Bender, Peter Kim Jensen, Steven Richard Kitchen, Jacob Meyland, Axel Heimann, Sylvia Yang, Rune Risgaard, Christian Espersen, Natalia Zakharova as well as patent attorneys Sune Højfeldt and Thea Louise Glejbøl.

What we do best
COPA Copenhagen Patents consistently aims at providing advice where quality is above all. We consider our combination of expertise and years of experience, our genuine interest in entrepreneurship and an approach not bound by convention to be unique on the Danish market.

We are especially experienced in handling oppositions and appeals, and team members frequently appear in proceedings before the European Patent Office on behalf of clients within the wind turbine industry and the pharmaceutical industry. Our key opposition and appeal specialists within mechanics and cleantech are Steven Richard Kitchen and Jacob Meyland, who regularly appear before these bodies, Steven building on experience from previous positions as patent director in a large Danish corporation.

In addition, we have advised client companies in several infringement and validity dispute cases before the Danish and Swedish courts, and Scandinavian litigation work has become something of a speciality for the firm. Mikkel Bender and Axel Heimann are highly recognised for their tactical skills and frequently advise on high-profile pharmaceutical cases in the Danish and Swedish courts.

With the team’s extensive experience in post-grant procedures both before the national courts of Europe and before the European Patent Office and the Boards of Appeal, we are looking forward to utilizing our experience and knowledge before the Unified Patent Court. In support of this effort, Mikkel Bender, Steven Richard Kitchen, Axel Heimann,and Rune Risgaard have obtained the necessary qualifications to appear before the Unified Patent Court as European patent litigators.

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