Mikkel Vittrup

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Mikkel Vittrup is a partner in the IP and Life Science practice area, providing advice on intellectual property law and focusing particularly on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks and design rights etc) through legal proceedings, including preliminary injunctions and the preservation of evidence.

Mikkel is also head of the regulatory Life Science group and provides advice to a large number of clients on all regulatory issues regarding medicinal products, medical equipment, foodstuffs, dietary supplements etc, including conducting legal proceedings against public authorities.

In addition, Mikkel advises on all types of agreements within the area of IP and Life Science such as licence agreements, research and development agreements, clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements etc.

Highlights

  • Eli Lilly - enforcement of patent rights for Alimta® 
  • Eli Lilly - enforcement of patent rights for Cialis®
  • Gilead - enforcement of supplementary protection certificates for Truvada® and Atripla®
  • H. Lundbeck A/S - enforcement of patent rights to Escitalopram®
  • Heatweed - enforcement of patent rights for weed control machine
  • Jens Møller Products ApS - enforcement of trademarks and violation of the Danish Marketing Practices Act
  • Oticon A/S - enforcement of patent rights to a hearing aid
  • Pfizer ApS - enforcement of patent rights to Lyrica®
  • University of Copenhagen - establishing Microsoft Quantum Center 

Ratings

  • Mikkel Vittrup is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Mikkel Vittrup specialises in intellectual property issues in the life sciences sector. He is well regarded for his experience in patent, trade mark and copyright law. Clients praise his ability to "create a team that is very inclusive." (2019)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is recommended as regards Intellectual Property by Legal 500 (2019)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is listed as an IP Star (2017+2018+2019)
  • Mikkel Vittrup is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. According to sources, Mikkel Vittrup is very "focused and targeted as well as skilled and knowledgeable". He is well regarded for advising clients on the enforcement of various intellectual property rights, including patents and matters of trade mark and design. He also advises clients from the life sciences sector on regulatory issues. (2018)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is recommended in Denmark for patent litigation and transactions. "Clients value the "fruitful cooperation" that Vittrup’s involvement inevitably prompts; he specialises in securing preliminary injunctions against alleged infringers of medical device patents and comes highly recommended for his skill in negotiating licensing agreements". (2018)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Mikkel Vittrup focuses on the contentious IP rights cases, including injunctions, and has particular experience of medicinal and food products. (2017)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is listed as an expert with respect to Life Sciences: Transactional, Patent Litigation, Regulatory, Product Liability and Patents. 

    The "excellent" Mikkel Vittrup is regarded as a market stalwart with a well-established patent practice focusing on the life sciences industry. (2017)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is recommended in Denmark for patent litigation and transactions. "Mikkel Vittrup marries indisputable contentious credentials with a resolutely commercial outlook – a match which is evident in his slick handling of high-value transactional matters". (2017)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Mikkel Vittrup advises high-profile clients on copyright law with a special focus on media and entertainment. He is greatly appreciated by clients: "His key assets are his style and approach - he is never stressed, even under high pressure, and always welcomes new cases. He's almost superhuman". (2016)
  • Mikkel Vittrup is listed as an expert with respect to Patents.

    Mikkel Vittrup is listed as an expert with respect to Life Sciences. (2016)

  • Mikkel Vittrup has a "deep understanding of commercial realities". (2016)
  • Mikkel Vittrup is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Mikkel Vittrup specializes in the enforcement of intellectual property rights, with particular expertise on injunctions. He is noted for his experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and is described by clients as a "very skilled" and "very solid individual" in that sector. (2015)
  • Mikkel Vittrup is recommended as regards Intellectual Property. The "thorough and skilled" enforcement expert Mikkel Vittrup. (2015)

  • Leading the regulatory group with aplomb is transactional don Mikkel Vittrup, who has brokered some of the biggest recent deals in the life sciences space. (2015)
  • Mikkel Vittrup is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Europe. Sources pick out Mikkel Vittrup as a key player at the firm, confirming that "he's on his way up". (2014)
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