Helle Rude Dragsted

Partner, European Patent Attorney

My work is the most rewarding in the key moments where my efforts pay off and my advice creates value for the client. My presence at the client’s premises gives me important insight into their situation, challenges and requirements, and the impetus and quality of my solution-oriented advice hence become more targeted.

I am driven by the synergy resulting from the interaction between us and our clients and by qualified discussions with good colleagues at Hoffmann Dragsted.

I recently…

  • Prepared a Freedom-to-Operate analysis on a product prior to its introduction in the United States
  • Worked with patent infringement issues regarding a product in the United States
  • Successfully conducted an appeal case at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Prepared an IP due diligence analysis prior to the acquisition of a company
  • Coordinated and implemented the transfer of rights in countries throughout the world
  • Contributed to the boosting of the value of a company prior to a capital infusion
  • Worked as an in-house patent attorney in a Danish growth company
  • Served as a technical advisor to a lawyer in a Danish lawsuit
  • Prosecuted patent applications to grant in Europe and the United States, and also in growth markets such asinter aliaBrazil, Russia, China and Mexico
  • Served as advisor in negotiations on the sale of patent applications
  • Served as discussion partner to the owners of a technology-based company on the creation of shareholder value by means of patenting

Qualifications and experience

  • Right to appear before the European Union Intellectual Proptery Office (EUIPO), 2012
  • Founder and co-owner of Hoffmann Dragsted A/S, 2008
  • Teacher in the advanced patent course under DIFI (Danish Institute for IPR Training), 2008
  • Right to appear before the European Patent Office (EPO), 2006
  • Patent attorney/European Patent Attorney since 2001
  • Project manager, Mærsk Medical, 2000-2001
  • M.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), Technical University of Denmark, 1999


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