Jens Viktor Nørgaard

Partner, Head of Biotechnology & Plant Sciences, European Patent Attorney

About Jens Viktor Nørgaard

CEIPI Diploma on Patent Litigation
Strasbourg, France, 2018

European Patent Attorney, 2003

PhD (Biochemistry and Genetics), 1992

MSc (Forestry Science)
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen, 1988


Jens Viktor counsels on all areas of life science and medical technology including anything from genetics and molecular biology to drugs, diagnostics, analytical equipment, medical equipment, and greentech.

His clients span from large international companies to small Danish and foreign companies to universities and research institutes. They are primarily concentrated in biotechnology and medical technology.

Jens Viktor counsels on IPR strategy, IPR organization and management of companies, business development, license agreements, freedom-to-operate, validity of patents, oppositions and appeals before the EPO (European Patent Office), in addition to drafting and prosecution of patent applications. Jens Viktor has extensive experience in representing clients at oral proceedings before the EPO Examining Divisions, Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal. Since 2013, he has been appointed as technical judge at Oslo County Court in Norway.

Jens Viktor worked as patent attorney (among other places at HØIBERG) from 1998 to 2003 and has since gained extensive experience from the biotech industry serving as Director of IPR of two Danish biotech companies. In 2008 Jens Viktor returned to HØIBERG to become a partner and teamleader of our Biotech department, and from 2015 also Chairman of the Board.

Jens Viktor is moreover a respected and experienced speaker/teacher in Denmark and internationally. He has given lectures for several years at morning meetings in Medicon Valley Alliance and international conferences about biotech patenting and teaches European patent practice to US patent attorneys in the US.

Jens Viktor has a background as Master of Forestry at the Veterinary and Agricultural University (now Copenhagen University) specializing in biochemistry and plant technology. His dissertation was done at Uppsala University. Jens Viktor also has a PhD in forest genetics and biochemistry also from the Veterinary and Agricultural University. After this, Jens Viktor worked for a number of years as researcher at Copenhagen University and Phytera A/S.


  • Chairman of the Board, HØIBERG
  • Member, EPI (European Patent Institute)
  • Member, ADIPA (Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys)
  • Member, FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle)
  • Member, FIR (Foreningen Industriel Retsbeskyttelse) 
  • Member, AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle)
  • Technical judge at Oslo County Court in Norway


  • Immaterialretlig Crossover
    Bjørn von Ryberg, Christian Kragelund, Martin Lavesen
    First edition 2015, Dansk Immaterialret IV, Gjellerup/Gads Forlag.
    Author of the chapter: "Forretningsmæssigt baseret patentstrategi."