Who are VALUA?

VALUA identifies the right people for the problem at hand, such as engineers, lawyers and patent attorneys, depending on each individual task.

Mie Andersen


Mie Andersen has a master degree in Molecular Biomedicine and has previous experience with research at a larger Danish pharmaceutical company. This has given her a fundamental understanding of supply chain management and what it requires to get from research in the laboratory to an actual patented product.


Tanja la Cour Hoekstra


Tanja la Cour Hoekstra is European Patent Attorney and Certified Danish Patent Agent (CDPA).

She has previously worked in a leading producer of industrial enzymes in the food industry. She has engaged in infringement assessments, Freedom to Operate, oppositions, licensing and of course drafting of patent applications and case management.

The educational background of Tanja comprises: European Patent Attorney; PhD Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen; Cand. Scient. Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen.


Jakob Poulsen


Jakob Poulsen is a European Patent Attorney and CEO of VALUA ApS. Before founding VALUA Jakob was partner in one of the largest patent bureaus in Denmark.

Jakob carries experience from private practice as well as medium sized pharmaceutical companies, including both the generic and the originator industry. His experience comprises patent infringement litigation, legal opinions, due diligence and general patent work, such as drafting, prosecution, and opposition work. He has a thorough knowledge of European and Danish practice, and has successfully worked with changing the Danish practice within the area of supplementary protection certificates.

Jakob has in particular experience within Life Science (working with pharmaceuticals, chemistry and biotechnology), Greentech and Nanotech, and has worked with different process technologies, physical inventions and devices, as well as software related inventions.

The educational background of Jakob comprises:

  • Diplôme d’études supérieures universitaires Contentieux des Brevets en Europe (2017)
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • B. Com, Marketing
  • Ph.D. Solid State Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan
  • M.Sc. Physics-Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • B.A. Japanese, Aarhus University.