Kim Wagner

European Patent Attorney, Senior Counsel, MSc, PhD Chemistry

Kim Wagner is a senior counsel in our IP Law team and provides advice on patent law, in particular the practice at the European Patent Office in relation to patent litigation. 

Kim has a scientific background (chemistry) and is a European Patent Attorney. He is also a European Patent Litigator and authorised to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.

Kim has an extensive experience in representing international clients in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO). Kim has a unique expertise in EPO case law and has been involved in several high-profile EPO Board of Appeal cases published in the Official Journal and in the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

Kim supports the IP Law team on technical and EPO-related matters in connection with patent litigation, including infringement, invalidity and preliminary injunction cases and IP due diligence and other patent related advice.

Kim was a partner in a Copenhagen-based IP Law firm for many years. He has also worked as an in-house Patent Counsel in a Danish and an American biotech company.


  • Kim Wagner is recommended as a "Global Leader" as regards IP - Patent Agents & Attorneys (2023)
  • Kim Wagner is listed as an IP Star (2014–2023)

  • In-house experience at top pharmaceutical companies means Kim Wagner understands his client’s need for business-driven decision making while his assured advocacy skills has brought home countless victories in oral proceedings before the Opposition Division and the Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Office (2022)
  • Denmark Practitioner of the Year - Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms (2022)

  • The number one choice for post-grant work. His experience and knowledge are invaluable, and he achieves an outstanding number of successful results (2021)
  • Experienced in the art of oppositions and appeals at the EPO, Kim Wagner always comes prepared and is sensitive to clients’ needs. A great strategic thinker with immense case law knowledge, collaborating with him is smooth and efficient (2020)
  • Chemicals guru Kim Wagner prosecutes and represents before the EPO to
    outstanding” effects; as one client notes: “His clear thinking, focus, high legal
    competency and technical understanding are his main assets
    .” Collaborating
    with him is a “smooth and flawless experience” that keeps patrons coming back for more (2019)
  • Kim Wagner stands out in litigation, demonstrating his rounded knowledge of patent law. His experience and understanding ensures his performance in oral proceedings carries the maximum weight possible (2018)
  • It has an exemplary track record in contentious matters, thanks in large part to the efforts of head of litigation and opposition Kim Wagner: “A supremely well-organised attorney, his open-minded approach makes him easy to share ideas with. Clients are always pleased with his quality of work” (2017)
  • Kim is smart legally and scientifically, and always delivers great work in a timely fashion (2016)
  • Kim Wagner heads the talented set, bringing invaluable in-house experience to the table. The medicinal chemistry star is a veteran of hard-fought oppositions and infringement actions (2015)
  • At one end of a deep bench sits [...] opposition and litigation chief (and chemistry guru) Kim Wagner (2014)
  • In the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical arm, Kim Wagner shines as a "highly capable and smart individual” (2013)
  • Kim Wagner is singled out for sophisticated commercial awareness and top levels of client care, which are enhanced by his past experience as in-house patent counsel (2012)
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