Mikkel Vittrup

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

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

Mikkel is head of Plesner's regulatory Life Science group and he provides advice to a large number of clients on all regulatory issues regarding medicinal products, medical equipment, foodstuffs, dietary supplements etc and conducts legal proceedings against public authorities.

Mikkel also advises on IP and Life Science agreements such as license agreements, research and development agreements, clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements etc.

Highlights

  • Eli Lilly - enforcement of patent rights for Alimta®
  • Gilead - enforcement of supplementary protection certificate for Truvada®
  • Eli Lilly - enforcement of patent rights for Cialis®
  • Teva - enforcement of patent rights for Copaxone®
  • Lundbeck - enforcement of trademark rights with respect to parallel import of medicinal products (repackaging carried out with reference to the Falsified Medicines Directive)
  • Pfizer - enforcement of patent rights for Lyrica®
  • Novartis - enforcement of patent rights for Diovan®
  • Lundbeck - enforcement of patent rights for Escitalopram®
  • Oticon - enforcement of patent rights for a hearing aid
  • Mundipharma - enforcement of regulatory data protection
  • University of Copenhagen - establishment of Microsoft Quantum Center 
  • Jens Møller Products ApS - enforcement of trademarks and violation of the Danish Marketing Practices Act

Ratings

  • Mikkel Vittrup is recommended as regards Intellectual Property by Legal 500 (2020)

    "Mikkel Vittrup and his team has significant experience with IP law within life science, especially when it comes to originators products, which is important to know for a client"

  • Mikkel Vittrup is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Mikkel Vittrup advises on patent infringement litigation, particularly within the pharmaceutical sector. One client compliments him for being "a wonderful lawyer with very exact and precise knowledge." (2020)

  • Leading the charge is Mikkel Vittrup, a life sciences and regulatory law sage who has a bird’s-eye view of the landscape and knows which doors to open to find viable solutions. Adept at negotiating labyrinthine licensing agreements (2020)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is listed as a "Global Elite Thought Leader" (Life Sciences, 2020)

    Mikkel Vittrup is a seasoned litigator who also has a wealth of experience in regulatory matters. His previous experience includes advising on dietary supplement and medicinal products (Patents, 2020)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is listed as an IP Star (2017+2018+2019+2020)

  • 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 both effective in the courtroom and the boardroom. Vittrup's predominantly life sciences practice has a regulatory edge. He "picks up complex arguments very quickly and presents them in court clearly, concisely and with authority. He is very knowledgeable, organised and extremely conscientious in his job – his work is second to none." (2019)

  • Mikkel Vittrup is recommended as regards Intellectual Property (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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