About Guardian IP Consulting

A company is rarely just a company, and that is also true for Guardian IP Consulting.

Founded with the purpose of combining business and IP

Founded in 2010 by Steen Østergaard and Marc Münzer, Guardian started out as a reflection of their own skills, passion, and aspirations. Specialised in both patens and designs, the two founders believed that ideal IP counselling required a deep understanding the clients’ business, strong IP skills and a desire to create true value for the clients.

As we’ve grown, we maintained our focus on high quality services

Even though we have grown, the business understanding, IP skills, and the wish to create true value are still the cornerstones of Guardian and are values shared by our partners and employees.

Today, we are a team of 28 experienced IP professionals including 14 European Patent Attorneys and 4 European Design Attorneys. We are specialized in a wide range of technical areas such as Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Food Science, Mechanics, Electronics, Physics, Software and more.

We know what is it like to work outside the consulting world and most our patent attorneys have previous experience as corporate R&D managers, scientists, engineers, in-house IP directors or in-house patent counsel. 

We use the diverse backgrounds of our team of patent and design attorneys to deliver highly tailored, client-focused advice and consulting services. Drawing from the team’s extensive pool of knowledge and experience from both legal and business perspectives, it is easier for us to understand what best serves the clients’ interests.

Our partners are recognized experts of the European IP scene and several of our partners are well-recognized lecturers at academic institutions, including the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies, the European Patent Academy (EPA), the Danish Institute for IP Rights Training and Danish universities. Our partner Mr. Lars Pallisgaard Olsen is a member of a standing panel of expert judges of the Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial High Court.

We are honoured to be acknowledged as one of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms by the Financial Times in 2019, and again in 2020.

We would love to get to know you better, and help you with your projects, so please feel free to contact us.