Peter Koefoed


Peter Koefoed

Partner, CEO
European Patent Attorney
MSc Human Biology

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M +45 / 2166 9964


Peter Koefoed is a European Patent Attorney and holds an MSc degree in human biology. He is a founding partner of Inspicos and part of its life sciences team. He has more than 20 years’ of experience in IP consulting and previously worked with another Danish IP law firm and acted as Director of IPR in a biotech company. His areas of IP expertise are IP strategy, European opposition and appeal practice, and litigation. His specializes in biotechnology, in particular immunology. Peter has gained extensive experience in IP strategy definition and implementation in the life science industry. He has also been actively involved in IP due diligence work in connection with private and public rounds of financing, M&A, and license agreements. Peter frequently acts as an IP tutor and currently gives annual lectures on the EPO Boards of Appeal case law development. Peter also teaches IP strategy at the Copenhagen Business School as a guest lecturer. Currently, Peter is one of the Danish members of the European Patent Institute Council. He has previously served as a member of the board of the Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys.

Fields of specialisation

Biotechnology, immunology, immunotherapy, gene technology, drug discovery, pharmaceuticals

Peter Koefoed is being noted for “i) a strong analytical mind ii) a tremendous knowledge about both patent law and case law and about the technical field of immunology and iii) a special gift for arguing cases at oral proceedings” – Managing Intellectual Property World IP Survey 2010, editorial coverage

Positions of trust, honors and awards

Member of the epi Council

Listed as IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, 2015

Listed in IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2015

CEIPI Denmark, training of candidates for the European Qualifying Examination


Pass of the CEIPI/epi Diploma Course on Patent Litigation in Europe, Université de Strasbourg, France
Co-founder of Inspicos A/S
1998 – 2003
Pharmexa A/S, Director of IPR
European Qualifying Examination pass
1992 – 1998
Patent consultant and European Patent Attorney with a Danish IP firm