Anne Sønstevold

Senior Partner at Zacco

Anne Sønstevold has worked as a patent attorney since 1997, including three years in the patent department of GE Healthcare. She joined Zacco in 2001.

Ms Sønstevold provides advice on strategic patenting issues and deals with all matters related to patenting, such as prior art searches, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, oppositions and appeals, infringement and validity opinions, and litigation support. A key area of expertise is in supplementary protection certificates for approved medicinal products, as well as plant breeders’ rights. Her practice focuses on the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Ms Sønstevold graduated with a MSc in biology (physiology) from the University of Oslo in 1983 and has been on the list of European patent attorneys since Norway became a member of the EPO in 2008.

From 1983 to 1997, Ms Sønstevold worked as a research scientist: first as a research fellow at the Norwegian Radium Hospital from 1983 to 1984, working within the field of haematology and cell biology; then, from 1985 to 1986, as a research scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, studying physiological processes with soldiers under severe physical and mental stress; lastly, from 1986 to 1997, as a research scientist and later as manager of Nycomed Imaging AS (later Amersham Health and GE Healthcare), working on in vivo and in vitro studies, particularly in the areas of immunology and toxicology.

Ms Sønstevold is a member of the European Patent Institute, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Association of Norwegian Patent Agents, the Norwegian Society of Chartered Engineers, the Norwegian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Association of Norwegian Physiologists.

Professional associations

  • Association of Norwegian Patent Attorneys
  • epi

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Askekroken 11
PO Box 488 Skøyen
Oslo 0213

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