Senior Partner at Bryn Aarflot AS
Kristine Rekdal has extensive experience in general and strategic patents counselling, patent drafting and prosecution, clearance and IP analysis – including due diligence and freedom-to -operate opinions – as well as in patent oppositions, administrative limitation and revocation proceedings, infringement analyses and proceedings, and advising on patent litigation. Ms Rekdal also conducts patent searches and patent landscape analyses. She is also experienced in advising on design issues. She represents clients before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, the EPO and the Patent Cooperation Treaty authorities. Ms Rekdal has acted as patent expert judge at the Oslo Appeal Court and Oslo District Court. Further, she has been a patent expert witness in court, and she works closely with our litigators in patent cases before the courts. She also represents clients in EPO oral proceedings in examination and in oppositions before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal.
Ms Rekdal advises national and international clients within the oil and gas, IT and artificial intelligence, physics, electronics, marine technology and general mechanics industries. She has extensive experience in advising start-up businesses and research organisations.
Ms Rekdal obtained her MSc in physics in 1994; she joined the Norwegian Industrial Property Office the following year as an examiner and later became head of electronics/constructions in the Patent Department. Ms Rekdal became a patent attorney in 1998 and a European patent attorney in 2008. She joined Bryn Aarflot in 1998 and has been a partner at the firm since 2005.
Ms Rekdal is a member of the European Patent Institute (epi), the epi Council and epi European Patent Practice Committee, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Association of Norwegian Patent Agents, the Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals.