European Patent Attorney at Bryn Aarflot AS
Marianne Weiby Wulff has worked as a patent attorney since 1998, including 16 years in the patent department of GE Healthcare and three years as patent counsel at BASF AS. She joined Bryn Aarflot in 2017.
Ms Wulff provides advice on strategic patenting issues, patent drafting and prosecution, IP analyses and freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as patent oppositions, infringement analyses and proceedings. She is also experienced in strategic IP planning and patent portfolio management. In addition, she performs different searches, including identifying prior art or third-party rights. She represents clients before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, the EPO and Patent Cooperation Treaty authorities, and acts as primary agent for patent families including other national counterparts.
Ms Wulff’s practice involves life sciences broadly, chemistry, healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.
Ms Wulff obtained her MSc in chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1995, specialising in organic chemistry. She became a European patent attorney in 2008.
Her career started in BASF Norge in 1996 as environmental health and safety officer before she moved in 1998 to the pharmaceutical industry and GE Healthcare, where she was responsible for IP portfolios related to diagnostic agents, formulations and manufacturing, particularly for ultrasound, MRI and x-ray contrast agents. In 2014 she moved to Pronova BioPharma Norge AS (BASF AS), where she was responsible for IP portfolios related to fatty acids for use as pharmaceuticals, supplements or nutrients. From her years working in the industry, she has gained extensive knowledge of, and experience in, strategy building and linking intellectual property to business strategies.
Ms Wulff 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 The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals.