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Highly recommended - Individuals: prosecution
“In Denmark Plesner is top of the class for patent litigation and sports a sizeable team, considering the relatively small market.” Drawing on a large international network, the firm seamlessly handles cross-border disputes, making it a prime choice for originators in the pharmaceutical industry. Sture Rygaard and Mikkel Vittrup make for “a strong duo with a brilliant grasp on unitary patent matters”. A highly experienced patent litigator, Rygaard is down to earth, but a fierce fighter in court. Offering swift responses and reliable advice, he is a go-to recommendation for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Vittrup is a great communicator and collaborator. A safe pair of hands for those in the technology and life sciences sectors, he strives to achieve optimum results for his clientele. Rygaard was recently called on by ITW Construction Products to defend them in preliminary injunction proceedings launched by Simpson Strong-Tie relating to patents for fittings for wind stability systems. Boasting a lengthy and successful career, Peter-Ulrik Plesner is a prominent figure in the local IP landscape. A familiar face before the Danish court system, the luminary is always on hand to craft innovative strategies and insightful advice in various litigious matters. Alongside Vittrup, Plesner represented Sonion and its patents on MEMS-technology for hearing aids in a series of preliminary injunction proceedings against Huawei and Sony. Life sciences expert Mette Hygum Clausen is a tenacious litigator with excellent technical understanding. Her diligent and cost-effective approach makes her a favoured choice for complex IP-rich transactions, such as technology transfers, clinical trial agreements and research partnerships. Also instilling confidence is Kasper Frahm. Immensely experienced in all aspects of intellectual property, he is particularly sought out by those in the pharmaceutical and mechanical sectors. Joining the team in September 2023, “Kim Wagner is easy to work with, creative and pugnacious in the best way possible. Highly experienced, he adapts and adjusts to the requirements of each client, while ensuring that realistic expectations have been set.”