We are very happy and proud to announce that we have just received top-tier status in the IAM Patent 1000 – The world’s leading patent professionals 2016. The Guide ranks our firm among Denmark’s highly recommended patent firms, and further ranks three of our European Patent Attorneys as recommended individuals. Over five months, IAM conducted in the region of 1,500 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.
The IAM Patent 1000 reasoning for placing us as a top-tier prosecution firm is as follows:
“In a short timeframe, COPA has established itself as an absolute leader in its field.” Although it only opened its doors in 2012, it already enjoys top-tier status in the IAM Patent 1000. The firm can prosecute with the best of them, but really comes into its own on oral proceedings before the EPO and the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. For LM Wind Power, which owns one of the wind turbine industry’s most important patent families, Steven Richard Kitchen shepherded a recent appeal to successful close. “Extraordinary top-level abilities” put the mechanics and software divisions leader in the guide this year. Life sciences don Mikkel Bender has been running rings around opponents in oral proceedings. “Quick to grasp complex matters and understand key issues”, he combines a “thorough technical understanding with a strong appreciation of the legal side”, and is “one of the best in Denmark – and in the Nordic region”. Peter Kim Jensen reaches similar heights in his engineering-focused practice. Unparalleled knowledge of patent infringement is his calling card and something he earns rave reviews for: “He appreciates his clients’ needs and has a brilliant understanding of the technology. He knows how to support a litigation and how to be incredibly convincing.”
The editorial and unbiased selection of leading patent attorneys is based on thorough and independent interviews and investigation within each country’s patent industry and among clients. IAM Patent 1000 “seek to produce the definitive list of the world’s leading patent experts on the basis of feedback received from those operating in the market”, the Research Editor writes.
Please find COPA’s 2016 IAM recommendation here: