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Claus Hoffmann

Partner, European Patent Attorney

There is no doubt that patenting your products and services in several markets is expensive. Consequently, patenting is often regarded as a costly business in development and marketing departments. We believe that patenting should be regarded as a value-creating asset and not just as a cost. We see it as our mission to help clients optimise and manage their investment in patents in the best possible way. We do that by constantly developing our team and the competencies and skills of our individual employees, so we – as a team – are able to challenge the patent systems, optimise the use thereof and deliver sound, creative and innovative solutions to meet our clients’ challenges.

I am proud to be part of the Hoffmann Dragsted team.

I recently…

  • Developed and implemented an IP strategy for an innovative and R&D-heavy, medium-sized Danish company
  • Prepared and negotiated several license agreements on various markets on various products
  • Prepared a patent strategy for a new product with breakthrough innovation elements, and subsequently implemented the strategy
  • Prepared a large Freedom-to-Operate analysis on an important product, covering many different technologies
  • Worked as an in-house patent attorney in the patent department of a large Danish company
  • Dealt with the problem that local companies and private individuals copy our clients' publicised products on several growth markets
  • Won an appeal case at the Board of Appeal with the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Prepared an IP due diligence analysis of the IP rights of a company on behalf of a potential investor
  • Contributed to the boosting of the value of a company prior to a sale
  • Served as a discussion partner on patent-related issues for board members in a technology-based company
  • Coordinated patent lawsuits in various markets and served as a technical advisor in this connection

Qualifications and experience

  • Founder and co-owner of Hoffmann Dragsted, 2008
  • Right to appear before the European Patent Office (EPO), 2005
  • Right to appear before the European Union Intellectual Proptery Office (EUIPO), 2001
  • Patent attorney/European Patent Attorney since 1996
  • Naval architect, Technical University of Denmark, 1995

Memberships

  • European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • Foreningen Industriel Retsbeskyttelse (FIR)
  • Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys (ADIPA)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI)
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)
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