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Chas. Hude’s Patent Director turns 60

02. september 2014

Director and partner at Chas. Hude A/S Marianne Johansen, PhD, European Patent & Design Attorney is turning 60 on Saturday, 6 September 2014

Marianne Johansen is one of Denmark’s leading experts within IPR – Intellectual Property Rights - in relation to patents and strategic IPR questions. Through many years of experience of patenting for both Danish and international clients, she has achieved an exceptional expertise within pharmaceuticals, medicaments, biotechnology, medical chemistry, genetic technology immunology, vaccines, drug delivery, medical treatments and diagnosis.

Marianne Johansen has a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Copenhagen from 1981, where she also worked as an associate professor. In 1995, she passed the European Qualification Examination and in 2013, in addition to her education as a European Patent & Design Attorney, she passed the CEIPI/epi Diploma course on Patent Litigation in Europe offered by the University of Strasbourg. The course qualifies Marianne to represent Chas. Hude’s clients in relation to court cases at the future Unified Patent Court.

In addition to being Director at Chas. Hude A/S, Marianne Johansen holds a number of positions of trust. Earlier in 2014, she was appointed technical judge at the Maritime and Commercial High Court in Copenhagen and in 2012, she was appointed technical judge at the Danish Eastern High Court and the district courts within the geographical area of the Eastern High Court. In 2013, Marianne Johansen was also appointed external examiner in the corps of external examiners at the pharmaceutical science education.

Marianne Johansen has broad commercial leadership experience including inter alia positions as Managing Director at Zacco Denmark A/S, Albhins A/S and Plougmann & Vingtoft.

The birthday will be celebrated with family and friends.