Susanne entered the patent profession with a clear stance on how companies could best be counselled during the whole process - from idea to patent. This lead to the founding of HØIBERG A/S in 1995, which is today a leading firm within patenting of biotechnology and life sciences.
As the CEO of a firm of patent and trademark attorneys working globally, Susanne gives lectures and holds meetings all over the world. She has however held onto the role as patent attorney. Because it is the development, where the idea is fostered and subsequently followed through, which is her great passion.
"We must understand the inventions and the commercial environment in order to provide the right counselling, no matter where in the world we are. It is important to carefully consider where it is relevant to patent and where competition can be tolerated. Therefore, it is necessary to have an understanding of the market and the legislation and changes within the profession", says Susanne Høiberg.
Susanne Høiberg graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Copenhagen in 1988. She began her carrier as a medical doctor and cancer researcher at Glostrup Hospital before she changed course to the patent profession in 1990. Today, Susanne Høiberg is one of the most successful women in Denmark within the patent profession.
She is engaged in counselling with regard to patent strategy, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and assisting in court cases in connection with infringement and validity of patents. She has specialized in patenting of biotechnology, medicine and medico-technology and gives lectures and seminars about intellectual property rights within the fields of patents, designs, trademarks and innovation management.
In addition to this Susanne Høiberg is an active member of Rotary, where among other issues she takes interest in student exchange programs. Furthermore, she is a member of the board of the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) in Copenhagen, as well as a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI).
Susanne's anniversary will be celebrated by a reception at HØIBERG's Copenhagen office on Tuesday 6 September 2011 at 15-17.