Per Larsen

Partner at aera

Per Larsen has an MSc in molecular biology and chemistry and a PhD in molecular biology from Aarhus University, and has subsequently also completed a post-doc. He is a European patent attorney and a European trademark and design attorney, and has completed the European patent litigation course at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies at the University of Strasbourg, France.

After his post-doc, Dr Larsen joined one of the largest IP firms in Scandinavia, where he worked for nearly a decade. At this stage, he specialised in advising universities and early-stage companies, particularly with regard to technology transfers. Here he also had a chance to be part of the team that handled international relations and he also became head of biotechnology.

The entrepreneurial drive led to the founding of Aera, together with three colleagues, in early 2018, where Dr Larsen continues to serve clients with passion and commitment.

Dr Larsen has helped several companies through IP due diligence in successful private and public financing rounds and advised firms on licensing negotiations. He understands the value of intellectual property as a business tool, and clients appreciate his pragmatic approach and extensive experience in handling cases before the EPO and other major and minor patent jurisdictions, from the United States to Japan, Brazil and Thailand.

Clients appreciate Dr Larsen’s commitment and ability to understand and communicate complicated technical and legal issues.

IAM says

High-flying companies turn to Per Larsen for his pragmatism, entrepreneurial mindset and engaging yet business-focused advice that is always in line with the latest industry trends. He can always be counted on to bring his A-game to commercialisation and due diligence tasks.

Professional associations

  • epi


  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • Finance
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

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Niels Hemmingsens
Gade 10
Copenhagen 1153

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