Plougmann & Vingtoft's strength is in patent prosecution, where it retains its position in the top tier. However, early in 2012, the firm opened up a trade mark department with Jette Sandel, a former partner at Sandel Løje & Wallberg, and Ellen Breddam, a former partner at Chas Hude, at the helm. The firm continues to grow and in the research period opened up new offices in Madrid and Basel, with partners Henrik Skødt and Peter de Weerd respectively in charge. The firm also has a subsidiary called TTO, a consultancy in technology transfer that includes the commercialisation of emerging technologies, licensing, technology due diligence and technology valuation.
The firm acts for Bayer in opposition and appeal cases before the EPO and coordinates worldwide litigation for the pharmaceutical products Yasmin, Yaz and Yasminelle. Furthermore, in 2012, Katja Sørensen was insourced to Nestlé and worked on three large internal projects drafting applications and providing strategic guidance. "Plougmann [& Vingtoft] has a good system and structure. It is innovative," one competitor says.