IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Norway

Although the oil and gas industry still plays a prominent role both in the Norwegian economy and in the workload of the country’s IP practitioners, its key players are steadily shifting towards alternative energy sources, resulting in an uptick in instructions in that area. The global movement to go green...

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Although the oil and gas industry still plays a prominent role both in the Norwegian economy and in the workload of the country’s IP practitioners, its key players are steadily shifting towards alternative energy sources, resulting in an uptick in instructions in that area. The global movement to go green has had a significant impact in Norway, with offshore wind power and hydropower gaining more traction than ever; but interestingly, fish farming and aquaculture were two of the trending industries of 2021. Pharmaceuticals still generate a significant proportion of the cases heard before the courts as innovators and generics continue to battle it out; and overall, there is no shortage of diverse and high-profile work for the country’s lawyers and patent attorneys. The Norwegian legal system, with its specialised court and expert lay judges, makes this a favourable jurisdiction for rights holders to enforce their rights and shore up their market positions.

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