Steffen Skaaning

European Patent Attorney
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
Certified Danish Patent Attorney

Primary office:
Ceresbyen 75, 8000 Aarhus C

Steffen has been working in IP since 2005. Steffen focuses on drafting patent applications and litigation world-widely, infringement assessments, IPR strategies, IPR management, handling opposition cases before the EPO, freedom-to-operate analyses, and patentability assessments. Before joining Patrade, Steffen worked as a patent examiner in the Danish Patent Office and worked as an in-house patent attorney in a private sector most recently.

Steffen graduated as an Electronic Engineer from Odense Teknikum (now The Falculty of Engineering), where his major was control technology. He specialized in wind energy during his work as an external and in-house patent attorney. Later on he worked with patents in the robotics and software area.

Steffen ensures his clients obtain an optimal IPR protection through a customised IPR strategy. It is important to Steffen that entrepreneurs and start-ups incorporate an IPR strategy into their business plans, particular with the coming EU patent in mind.


  • Wind energy
  • Control and implementation technology
  • Mechanics
  • Drilling equipment
  • Software
  • Digitals

IPR related experience

  • Patent application drafting and prosecution
  • Knowledge of prosecution in overseas countries
  • Strategic use of IPR
  • IPR management
  • Opposition cases before the EPO
  • Freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Litigation in Denmark and abroad
  • Infringement assessment
  • Patentability assessment