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“Top-tier IP firm” Onsagers is “highly recommended on every level – it has excellent attorneys with strong scientific backgrounds across a range of industries, who all have a genuine interest in understanding the businesses they work with and provide advice tailored to match”. The life sciences provide a happy hunting ground, in which Kari Simonsen, Kim Livgard, Dorte Lajer and Edmund André Høydahl have earned glittering reputations. “An encyclopaedia of EPO case law and one of the best patent attorneys in the country, Kari gives creative, straightforward advice. She knows the best arguments to put forward from a technical standpoint and is, beyond comparison, the finest choice for litigation support in the pharmaceutical sector.” Also hailed as one of Norway’s best, Livgard is “super-intelligent and a great listener. He has deep technical understanding and can explain complex matters to legal judges in a pedagogical way”. Chemical engineer Lajer positions herself as a true business partner, finding ways to bring added value to clients’ internal infrastructure, and has all the answers to tricky questions on European practices – all of which makes her a fan favourite among small entrepreneurs and giant multinationals alike. A new face in the guide this year, Andre Høydahl brings a rare skillset to the table as a trained pharmacist. His wisdom and experience gained as senior engineer at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) stands him in good stead to handle any instruction that comes his way. Physics, energy generation and power electronics are strongholds for Per Reiner and Endre Woldsted. A former R&D engineer at ABB, Reiner is a familiar face before the EPO, with a pristine track record in opposition and appeal proceedings; while the “skilled and hands-on” Woldsted is in his element coordinating worldwide portfolios and devising shrewd strategies.