Tel: +45 77 34 44 44
Contact: David Hendriksen - Managing Partner, European Patent Attorney
Number of partners: 10
Number of practitioners: 15
Languages: English, German & Scandinavian Languages
Practice Areas: • Designs • Due Diligence/IP Audit • Freedom to Operate • Oppositions • Patent Litigation • Patent Mining and Mapping • Patent Prosecution and Appeals • Plant Breeders’ Rights • Supplementary Protection Certificates • Utility Models
Guardian IP Consulting was founded in 2009 as a focused patent and industrial design patent attorney firm.
Guardian has established a highly respected IP business in record time, and in the process has attracted a large range of industrial and university clients, ranging from high-tech start-ups to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises and cutting-edge multinationals. In 2017, Guardian will once more sponsor the high-profile Danish high-tech start-up competition “Danish Tech Challenge” and will provide practical and strategic advice to 20 promising high-tech start-up companies selected for the final competition.
Guardian is wholly owned and managed by the partner group and employs 21 patent attorneys and assistants, including patent attorneys with German or English as a native language and 12 European Patent Attorneys. Guardian’s patent attorneys have diverse multinational backgrounds, for example as corporate R&D managers, scientists and engineers, in-house IP directors and patent counsel.
Lars Pallisgaard Olsen is a technical judge of the Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial High Court. Several of our partners are well-recognized lecturers at academic institutions and professional association meetings, the European Patent Academy (EPA), the Danish Institute for IP Rights Training and Danish universities. In particular, Guardian’s patent attorneys are among the 9 tutors for the annual EPA’s on-line course preparing over 200 candidates for the pre-qualifying examinations to become European Patent Attorneys.
The diverse backgrounds of Guardian’s team of patent attorneys allow the firm to deliver highly tailored, high-quality, and client-focused advice and consulting services in all areas of patent and design prosecution and enforcement, drawing on the extensive pool of knowledge and experience of the team from both legal and business perspectives.
Several of Guardian’s patent attorneys are regularly involved in oral proceedings before the EPO and in litigation matters at the Danish courts.
Guardian’s consulting services include strategic advice and other services to the firm’s clients, assisting them with the definition of IP strategies, the organization of in-house IP departments, administration procedures and IT tools.
Guardian advise on numerous aspects of our clients’ operational freedom relative to third party rights (e.g. freedom-to-operate analyses and infringement assessments), as well as due diligence assessments.
Guardian delivers patent and design consulting with a commercial focus, striving to establish close cooperation with the firm’s clients to truly understand their technology and business environment.
- Chemical Engineering
- Construction + Building Materials
- Defence inc. Aerospace, Security and Unmanned Aerial System
- Electrical Engineering
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Food & Beverage
- Green Technology
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Information Science
- Technology + Communications
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Robotics + Nanotechnology
- Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology + Life Sciences
Last Updated 31st May 2017
Patent Editorial 2017
Guardian IP Consulting has experienced remarkable growth since it was founded in 2009 by Steen Østergaard and Marc Münzer. Market commentators say this is a firm to watch. The firm is recommended for patent prosecution work in sectors such as life sciences, chemistry, electronics and engineering. One client says the firm delivers "excellent service" and is "super supportive". European patent attorneys Lars Pallisgaard Olsen, Holm Schwarze and Henrik Bagger Olsen are praised by market commentators. "Holm is by far the best IP star here," says one market commentator. Pallisgaard Olsen is experienced in contentious patent office matters and litigation support. Managing partner David Hendriksen ensures that "everything is under control". AddiFab, LEGO and Arla Foods are among the firm's clients.
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