COPA Copenhagen Patents

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Young, nimble and dynamic prosecution shop COPA operates at the cutting edge of the life sciences, clean technologies, mechanics and electronics industries. Its forward-thinking attorneys place importance on building partnerships with patrons based on mutual trust and consistency, which means that files very rarely change hands. Heading up the life sciences team, the “really skilled” Mikkel Bender “has great synergy with litigators and knows exactly how to support them in proceedings”. The boutique also has an exceptional track record at the EPO, due in no small part to the hard graft put in by Steven Richard Kitchen and Axel Heimann. Richard Kitchen capitalises on more than 15 years of private practice and industry experience to perform flawlessly in oppositions; while Heimann’s innate grasp of inventions regularly lands him a spot on expert panels. A technical judge at the Danish Eastern High Court and at the Maritime and Commercial High Court, Peter Kim Jensen dives into the details to find answers when it seems that all hope is lost. Well-rounded strategic counsellor Jacob Karstad Meyland gives deeply practical advice, drafts watertight applications and produces thorough analyses for start-ups and multinationals.

Firm Profile

With European patent attorneys highly experienced in European and Danish patent matters, COPA Copenhagen Patents is one of Denmark’s leading IP firms and has received several international awards for its services’ outstanding quality.

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.

COPA Copenhagen Patents is proud of combining individual skills into a team effort and is home to some of the most-esteemed individual patent attorneys in Denmark. Our patent attorneys are backed by a qualified and 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.

Clint testimonial: “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.”

The patent attorney team is made up of European patent attorneys Mikkel Bender, Peter Kim Jensen, Steven Richard Kitchen, Jacob Karstad Meyland and Axel Heimann, as well as Danish patent attorneys Sune Højfeldt, Sylvia Yang, Rune Risgaard, Christian Espersen, Thea Louise Glejbøl and Morten Sode – all of whom are on track to become European patent attorneys.

What we do best

COPA Copenhagen Patents consistently aims at providing quality advice. 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 in the Danish and European market.

COPA Copenhagen Patents is highly experienced in handling oppositions and appeals, and team members frequently appear in proceedings before the European Patent Office on behalf of clients in the wind turbine industry and the pharmaceutical industry. Our key opposition and appeal specialists within mechanics and cleantech are Mr Kitchen and Mr Meyland, who regularly appear before these bodies – Mr Kitchen leveraging his previous experience as patent director for a large Danish corporation. Further, our team has experience in assisting clients in opposition cases in other major territories such as China, Japan and the United States.

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. Mr Bender and Mr Heimann are highly recognised for their tactical skills and frequently advise on high-profile pharmaceutical cases in the Danish and Swedish courts.

Likewise, Mr Jensen specialises in Scandinavian patent litigation in the mechanical field. Mr Jensen is a member of the standing panel of expert judges of the Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court and chair of the Committee for the Appointment of Court-Appointed Experts.

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