Sidsel Hauge

European Patent Attorney at AWA

Sidsel Hauge is a European patent attorney, CEO of AWA Denmark and vice president of the AWA Group. She leads AWA’s Copenhagen office and advises clients primarily engaged in the chemical and chemical engineering fields. In addition to strategically assisting clients with patent procurement including drafting and prosecution, Ms Hauge regularly provides litigation support in complex infringement cases before the courts in Denmark and internationally.

She obtained the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies diploma in European patent litigation in 2010. Ms Hauge is a member of the Disciplinary Committee under the Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys and co-chair of the Women in IP International Committee under the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

Ms Hauge is active with start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, creating intellectual property as the foundation of these companies. By working with these organisations early-on in their corporate cycle, Ms Hauge can craft an IP strategy that takes into account immediate and future business considerations.

She continues to be ranked as a leading and highly recommended IP attorney by major industry publications and legal directories, including Managing Intellectual Property, World IP Review and IAM. In 2020, Ms Hauge was recognised as one of The Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property and one of 80 Influential Women in IP by World IP Review.

Ms Hauge is an active participator in the IP and business communities, regularly attending industry events including IPBC Global, the INTA Annual Meeting and the AIPLA Annual Meeting.

IAM says

Hailed as one of Europe’s finest patent advisers, Sidsel Hauge has been instrumental to AWA’s growth and success. She has an exceptional command of the patent procurement process, along with keen litigation and business insight.

Professional associations

  • epi


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

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Strandgade 56
Copenhagen 1401

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