Senior Partner at Bryn Aarflot AS
Cécile Hermansen is a European patent attorney and senior partner at Bryn Aarflot.
She graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1983 with a MSc in chemistry (industrial/process chemistry). She started work as a scientific assistant at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, with a main focus on immunehistochemistry. In 1985 she started to gain industry experience when joining Alcatel Cable AS, later Nexans AS, in the department for cable technology and development in Oslo. Her responsibilities were within material technology, production assistance and research and development. From 2000 to 2003, she acted as a part-time country adviser for Nexans AS in China. Her IP career started when she joined Bryn Aarflot as a patent attorney in 2004. She became a European patent attorney in 2009.
Ms Hermansen’s work includes general and strategic patents counselling, patents drafting and prosecution, clearance and IP analysis – including due diligence and freedom-to-operate opinions – as well as patent oppositions, administrative limitation and revocation proceedings, infringement analyses and proceedings, and providing advisory services in patent litigation, generally and during court proceedings.
Ms Hermansen’s practice covers industrial chemistry, chemical engineering, petro-chemistry, pulp and paper technology, polymer science, agro-chemistry, and water and gas purification.
Ms Hermansen is a member of the European Patent Institute, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Association of Norwegian Patent Agents, the Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and he Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals.