Niels Anker Kortbek

Of Counsel, IP Consultant

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Niels Anker Kortbek

Of Counsel

IP Consultant, European Patent Attorney, M.Sc. (Applied Physics), Diploma in “Patent Litigation in Europe” University of Strasbourg


+45 77 34 44 44

Niels Anker is highly focused on the patent-related opportunities and risks found within the business and technical developments of his clients. Accordingly, he provides support to his clients on:

  • Identification of patent potentials within projects, ideas, and developments
  • Sparring on patent potentials – as well as on the corresponding projects, ideas, and developments as such – in view of the business potential, business needs, and business objectives
  • Development and refinement of a suitable patent organization, strategy, and suitable patent procedures, based on the business objectives

In the light of the desired patent strategy and procedures of his clients, Niels Anker handles:

  • Patentability searches and opinions
  • Drafting and prosecution of patent applications
  • Patent data analysis
  • Freedom-to-Operate searches and evaluations
  • Infringement opinions
  • Opposition proceedings

Furthermore, he provides technical assistance and advice to his clients in relation to assertion of patent rights.

He handles patent-related aspects within a wide range of technical fields within physics, mechanics, electronics, software, and medical equipment.

Niels Anker is of Counsel for Guardian IP Consulting. He has extensive patent-related experience from previous positions in private practice and from an in-house patent strategy team at a large multinational corporation. Further, he is an appointed member of an Examination Committee for the European qualifying examination (EQE).