Marianne entered the IP profession in 1989 after having worked as an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen for several years. She has a Ph.D. degree on drug delivery systems and has a profound knowledge within life science including pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, drug delivery systems, diagnostics, biomarkers, medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, biotechnology, stem cell technology, immunotherapy, immunology, cell therapy etc. In addition, she has a profound knowledge and experience in IP aspects within such technical fields.

Apart from the traditional IP aspects like managing IP portfolios, pre-evaluation of possible IP protection of new projects, establishment of IP rights, oppositions and appeals, litigation of IP rights etc., her focus is on the interface between IP protection and market/data exclusivity, especially within the pharmaceutical field. An important issue for her is also all strategic aspects of IPR and she has successfully advised many clients on IP strategy focused on their business strategy.

During her IP career she has held several CEO positions, but always maintained a close relationship with her clients and maintained handling the IP work for clients as she finds it a challenging task involving skills within science, language, legal matter, business and creativity.

Marianne is a high-esteemed advisor for large, medium-sized and small sized companies as well as for university-based clients, both globally and locally based. She has been head-IP advisor for several companies, involved in public offering, mergers and acquisitions, in licensing etc. as well as being involved in due diligence processes.

Besides her IP work, Marianne is an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and a technical judge at the Maritime and Commercial High Court as well as at Western High Court.

Managing IP – IP Stars: IP Star 2023
Recommended Individual – IAM Patent 1000 2023


  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • Certificate European Patent Litigation Course (Centre d’Etudes Internationales de là Propriété Intellectuelle, Université de Strasbourg, France)
  • M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen University
  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen University Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen University


  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Formulation of pharmaceuticals
  • Technological method for preparing of pharmaceutical
  • Drug substances
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Cosmetics
  • Food and food technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell therapy/stam cell therapy
  • Diagnostics
  • Biomarkers
  • Cosmetics
  • IP strategy
  • IP courses


  • Board Member of ADIPA – 2019
  • Board Member of DIFI -2019
  • CEIPI tutor