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.

Lea Langdeel Pedersen, MD, Patent Attorney.


Lea has previously worked as a junior doctor, and has extensive academic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, somatic and psychiatric disorders, as well as pharmaceuticals.

Educational background:

  • Master of Science in Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Khoa Huynh, Patent Attorney.


Khoa is specialized in medicinal chemistry, where he has performed a SAR-study on neuronal nicotine acetylcholine receptors. His field of expertise also includes organic chemistry and pharmacology.

Educational background:

  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sofie Hørlyck, Patent Attorney.


Sofie holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Copenhagen, which gives her a broad knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and pharma.

Educational background:

  • PhD. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Master of Science in Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Jakob Poulsen

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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
  • 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.