Practice Expertise

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • IP Law
  • Copyright

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Dispute Resolution
  • IP Law
  • IP transactions
  • Life Science - Regulatory & IP
  • Patent Law
  • Trade secrets
  • View More

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Life Sciences Group - Member
  • Patent Law Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member


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.

  • 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

Bar Admissions

Danish Attorneys' committee for IP Law

Danish Association for the protection of Industrial Property

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Danish Competition Law Society 

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Danish Association of European Law

International Bar Association (IBA)

European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)


2003 Admitted to the bar

2000 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

1999 LL.M., King's College London

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Dispute Resolution
  • IP Law
  • IP transactions
  • Life Science - Regulatory & IP
  • Patent Law
  • Trade secrets

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience
  • 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 IP Star
  • 2022 iam1000
  • 2019 2020 2021 2022 legal 500
  • 2022 Chambers Global
  • 2021 iam1000
  • 2021 Chambers Global
  • 2020 iam1000
  • 2020 Chambers Global
  • 2020 WhosWho patents
  • 2019 Chambers Global
  • 2019 iam1000
  • 2018 Chambers Global
  • 2018 iam1000
  • 2017 Chambers Global
  • 2017 WhosWho patents
  • 2017 iam1000
  • 2016 Chambers Global
  • 2016 WhosWho
  • 2016 iam1000
  • 2015 Chambers Global
  • 2015 legal 500
  • 2015 iam1000
  • 2014 Chambers Europe


Additional Articles

"The Life Sciences Review", Law Business Research, 2013 (co-author of the section "Denmark")

"Technology Transfer 2: Make the Contact – Get the Contract", Hovedland 2008, (co-author of the section "IP Primer – Contract Law and Licence agreements")

"Den nye EU-konkurrenceret i nordisk perspektiv" (The new EU competition law in a Nordic perspective), Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2005 (co-author of the section "Gruppefritagelsen for teknologioverførselsaftaler - overblik og anvendelse i praksis" (The block exemption for technology transfer agreements - overview and use in practice)

"Kollektiv dominans og regulering af oligopolitiske markeder" (Collective dominans and regulation of oliopolistic markets), Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen 2003 B.55

FAKTA IT-jura/IT law, Forlaget Thomson (co-author of chapters 5, 9 and 10)

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