Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm
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Introduction to Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm
Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm is a lawfirm working exclusively in the global lighting industry, primarily with M&A, commercial contracts and intellectual property law.
In particular the Lawfirm assists clients with defining and implementing integral strategies for "dealing with" Signify´s (FKA Philips Lighting) "Enabled" LED patent licensing program, incl. the revised 2018-program, incl. as (co-)counsel in litigation in various jurisdictions and (direct or in-direct) license agreement-negotiator, and by offering access to a very extensive (and dynamic) portfolio of data on prior art, litigation, patent office-, invalidity- and other administrative actions related to ENABLED-patents (client-base so far 60+ lighting-/component manufacturers and financial institutions in Europe, North America and Asia).
Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm is owned and managed by attorney-at-law Henrik Villumsen, LL.B., LL.M. & J.D (hereinafter also "me" or "I"). Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm is organised under the laws of Denmark as a sole proprietorship under VAT ("CVR") no. 29454345 and located at Praesteager 15, DK-8200 Aarhus N with telephone no.:
+45 42 33 77 37
For more info on me, please refer to:
I am i) licensed to practice law by the Danish Ministry of Justice, ii) a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society and iii) admitted to the appellate courts of Denmark.
I am covered by a liability insurance policy and guarantee in HDI-Gerling Forsikring, which comply with the requirements,
defined by the Danish Bar and Law Society, and which covers my services performed worldwide.
I am subject to i) the Danish Bar and Law Society's supervisory and disciplinary system, ii) the ethical standard for attorneys-at-law defined in section 126 of the Danish Administration of Justice Act and iii) the general code of ethics for attorneys-at-law in Denmark.
For rules on the practice of law in Denmark, please refer to the webpage of the Danish Bar and Law Society: www.advokatsamfundet.dk.
General terms and conditions of business with Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm:
Terms and Conditions of Business with Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm.
These terms and conditions of business (the “Terms”) are applicable to all services, provided by Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm, VAT (“CVR”) no. DK29454345 (the “Lawfirm”), when retained by the client.
By retaining the Lawfirm, the client unequivocally accepts and acknowledges, that the Terms apply to the services performed. The terms supersede any client-business terms.
Prior to performing services for a client, the Lawfirm will apply reasonable measures to secure, that no conflict of interest exists.
The Lawfirm’s fee (the “Fee”) is calculated on the basis of i) the volume, nature, complexity, importance, value and deadline of/for the services performed, ii) the responsibility connected with performing the services, and iii) the result accomplished. The Fee reflects the Lawfirm's highly specialized competences and experience.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Lawfirm may require a minimum Fee for any service(s) and/or a reasonable retainer and may, prior to performing any services, require a fully earned Fee, and/or may invoice Fee at any time.
In addition to the Fee, the client reimburses the Lawfirm’s agreed or necessary reasonable expenses related to performing the services, including travel and accommodation (“Expenses”).
Payment of the Fee and Expenses is due upon receipt of invoice. Late payment will result in interest and the Lawfirm may suspend or terminate agreed services.
The Lawfirm may propose assistance from (a) third party(ies) for performing the services (the “Third Party”) and may disclose confidential information from the client to the Third Party.
THE LAWFIRM DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR SERVICES PERFORMED AND THE CLIENT CANNOT MAKE ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER AGAINST THE LAWFIRM, RELATED TO THE PERFORMED SERVICES, EXCEPT FOR CLAIMS ABOVE 250.000 DKK RELATED TO WILLFUL OR GROSS NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS. THE LAWFIRM IN ANY EVENT DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSES ECT. OF WHATEVER KIND AND THE LAWFIRM’S TOTAL LIABILITY TOWARDS A CLIENT CANNOT EXCEED THE FEE PAID BY THE CLIENT WHEN DUE, AND IN NO EVENT 250.000 DKK PER INCIDENT AND 500.000 DKK PER YEAR AND IN AGGREGATE.
To the fullest extent permissable by applicable law, the Lawfirm treats the client’s confidential information confidentially and obligates any Third Party to do the same. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, however, the Lawfirm may disclose, that the Lawfirm is retained by the client.
AS THE LAWFIRM IS HIGHLY SPECIALIZED AND EXCLUSIVELY WORKS IN THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY AND IN PARTICULAR AS DESCRIBED ON THIS WEBSITE, THE CLIENT SPECIFICALLY ACCEPTS, THAT THE LAWFIRM MAY BE RETAINED AND PERFORM SERVICES, INCLUDING SIMILAR OR IDENTICAL SERVICES, FOR THE CLIENT’S DIRECT COMPETITORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS, INCLUDING AT THE SAME TIME AND IN RESPECT OF THE SAME SUBJECT MATTER(S) AND/OR COUNTERPART(S).
All intellectual property rights derived from performing the services (the “IPR”) belongs to the Lawfirm, but the Lawfirm – provided due payment of any Fee and Expenses - grants to the client a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, un-assignable license to use the IPR solely for the client's business purposes.
PRIVACY: The Lawfirm uses Microsoft Office 365 ("Office 365") and the client specifically accepts the level of IT-security in Office 365. The Lawfirm does not encrypt emails. When retained by the client and in order to perform the services for the client or comply with legal obligations, the Lawfirm may process, such as i.a. collect, receive, maintain, use and transmit, the client's personal information (i.e. i.a. email adresses, names, company names, adresses, telephone numbers, VAT numbers). The Lawfirm may maintain the client's personal information for 5 years, or for longer in order to comply with any legal obligations or professional indemnity obligations. The Lawfirm may transmit the client's personal information to third parties, including in other jurisdictions, including outside of the EEA. Upon request, and subject to any legal obligations of the Lawfirm, the client in relation to the client's personal information in the Lawfirms possession has a right to i) learn what personal information the Lawfirm is processing, ii) have inaccurate personal information rectified, iii) have personal information, that the Lawfirm does no longer need, erased, iv) certain other measures. The Lawfirm has implemented reasonably appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of personal information over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing. Unless specifically described by the client, and agreed to in writing by the Lawfirm, the standard security measures implemented by the Lawfirm are accepted by the client. On request from the client, the Lawfirm shall provide the client with sufficient information, in order for the client to be able to assure that the required technical and organizational measures are in place.
The Terms are subject to Danish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Lawfirm’s place of business.
The Terms are subject to change without notice.
In the press
(Edisonreport May 8 2017 - http://www.edisonreport.net/lighting-industry-news/danish-firm-shows-success-against-philip-ip-machine/):
Danish Firm Shows Success Against Philip IP Machine
added by RandyReid 8 days ago
EdisonReport has written several articles about Philips Lighting’s LED patent battles. Recently we came across the Henrik Villumsen Lawfirm, a Danish firm, that for years has assisted clients in navigating the Philips LED IP issues.
We spoke with Henrik Villumsen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrik-villumsen-54503814/), the founder and owner of the firm. He explained that his firm has been co-counsel in 4 US litigations with Philips.
Villumsen further explained, that as of now his firm has been counsel for some 50 lighting and LED/driver manufacturers from Asia, Europe and North America with respect to the Philips-patents.
His firm has extensive IP experience in the lighting industry in general, but specialises in the Philips-matter.
The firm was founded in 2013 by Henrik Villumsen, who had been general counsel in a large entertainment lighting manufacturer. For more information, visit www.henrik-villumsen-lawfirm.com