Impressive rankings for aera in IAM Patent 1000

Again this year, aera creates remarkable results in the IAM Patent 1000 rankings. Not only are we on the list of recommended IP firms within patent prosecution, 7 out of 10 aera patent attorneys are also recommended individuals in this year’s rankings. Congratulations on this achievement to Hanane Fathi RoswallYlva SkoglösaMarianne JohansenHenrik SkødtAnders SandgaardPer Larsen and Nicka Kirstejn.

IAM writes: “aera is one to watch and its team has definitely made its mark on the patent landscape. Since opening its doors in 2018, the prosecution outfit has gone from strength to strength: it has expanded into Sweden with a new Stockholm office, secured several new client wins, grown its headcount and gained two new entries in the IAM Patent 1000 this year to boot.

Managing partner Nicka Kirstejn instils the troop with robust leadership. A biologist by training, he understands the needs of start-ups – having run one of his own – as well as those of multinational organisations. Kirstejn, Anders Sandgaard and Hanane Fathi Roswall “are more than just external counsel. They have a shrewd commercial mindset and their advice considers what is best for the company they are assisting as well as its bottom line”. The Sony Corporation and GN Hearing rely on electronics gurus Sandgaard and Roswall for top-drawer filings.

“A meticulous style and drive to provide work of the highest standard make Per Larsen a pleasure to work with. He is really sharp and has a great network of international contacts that he can rely on if necessary, too.” Biotechnology and medical inventions ace Ylva Skoglösa injects portfolios with life and helps to hammer out lucrative licensing deals; she thrives in particular in an international setting. Recently moving her trade from Chas Hude, Marianne Johansen packs over two decades of experience and knows everything there is to know in the life sciences, as evidenced by her position as a technical judge at both the Maritime and Commercial High Court and the Western High Court.

The unit struck gold when it brought Henrik Skødt on board. The former principal patent attorney at Novartis “devises winning arguments thanks to his bright mind, detail-oriented approach and clear communication”.”

We are very delighted to receive this appreciation and wish to thank all our employees and clients for the journey so far. We have only just begun.