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All corners of the market are unanimous in their praise for Onsagers, one of the most prominent patent outfits in the country. The set comprises European patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law, former NIPO researchers and PhDs, all of whom are united in their client-centric approach, flair for innovation and willingness to push the envelope in search of the best possible solution for their patrons. The life sciences are a particular specialty here, and Kari Helene Simonsen, Kim Livgard, Dorte Lajer and Edmund André Høydahl have outstanding reputations in the field. “Kari and Kim are the leading experts for litigation support. They are super clever, technically brilliant and really understand the whole process from beginning to end. They think, and act, strategically, and most importantly, are amazing to work with.” Another recipient of glowing reviews, “Dorte has an excellent grasp of EU laws and policies, and her abilities in oral proceedings before the EPO are exceptional. Her arguments are concise, precise and showcase a brilliant grasp of all the technical and legal aspects of the matter.” As a trained pharmacist and former senior engineer at NIPO, André Høydahl assists his clients in many meaningful ways, but patent validation and risk assessments are where he truly shines. Physics, energy generation and offshore oil and gas technologies are the fortes of Per Reiner and Endre Woldstad, respectively. As a former R&D engineer and corporate patent counsel at ABB, Reiner has an intimate understanding of power transmission technologies and can really level with inventors, while Woldstad is a discerning choice for those looking to utilise commercially sound strategies in a bid to enhance their global patentportfolios.
Per Reiner is, jointly, an authorised Swedish patent attorney, European patent attorney and former corporate patent counsel with over 20 years’ IP experience. He provides business-specific, primarily patent-related IP consulting. As such, he is a trusted client counsellor with a deep understanding of the business aspects of IP. Mr Reiner’s work is mainly within the fields of physics, energy generation and distribution, power electronics, telecommunications andmechanics.
Mr Reiner frequently represents clients at oral proceedings before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO). He is thoroughly familiar with the different activities of a patent counsel, such as advising on IP strategies. He is also familiar with more hands-on activities, such as competitor screening, prior art search, freedom to operate investigations and IP duediligence.
Mr Reiner has wide experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting national, international and European patent applications. He has also represented clients before the EPO, the Swedish Patent Office and the Swedish Court of Patent Appeals in opposition and appeal proceedings. In addition, he has experience in infringement and revocationproceedings.
Mr Reiner gained a thorough knowledge of power generation and power transmission technologies while working in ABB’s patent department. In particular, he was involved in projects developing HVDC technologies used, inter alia, in offshore wind farms. Before this, as an R&D engineer, he worked on and lead projects at ABB Switchgear, developing high voltage switchgear equipment, particularly high voltage circuitbreakers.
Today, he frequently works in close cooperation with R&D project groups to identify patentable inventions. In this respect, his background as both an R&D engineer and corporate patent counsel at ABB is veryuseful.
Mr Reiner holds a master of engineering physics (MSc) from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, and a master of intellectual law and management (LLM) from The University of#160;Strasbourg.
Onsagers AS is a leading full-service IP firm and IP strategy adviser in Norway, acting globally with a dedicated international team.
Team of international IP experts in Norway
Onsagers’ dedicated international IP team offers a one-stop-shop approach where attorneys at law and European patent attorneys with extensive international experience work in close collaboration.
Our international team has comprehensive experience in trademark and patent prosecution and enforcement, including customs seizures, passing off and unfair competition cases, as well as trademark and patent infringement and validity cases – some of which have attracted international attention. We will give you the best professional and cost-efficient advice for your intellectual property in Norway.
Our team members have vast experience representing clients before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO), as well as at WIPO, the EPO and the Nordic Baltic IP Committees. Our experience ensures up-to-date insight into Norwegian IP practice and efficient advice and best strategy for your IP rights.
Your Norwegian IP partner
- Onsagers is one of the largest, leading and longest-established IP firms in Norway, with over 70 years of practice.
- Onsagers promises to give professional, clear-cut advice with a practical, no-nonsense approach; we dare to say: “GO”/“NO GO”.
Our objective is to be your privileged partner for the protection, management and exploitation of your intellectual property. Through open dialogue and unambiguous advice, combined with modern technology, up-to-date services and a cost-conscious approach, Onsagers offers premium quality IP advice.
Onsagers has a strong position within the Norwegian exports industry and is their preferred choice when it comes to portfolio management. The firm also works with many stock exchange-listed companies.
The firm employs more technical PhD graduates than any other IP law firm in Norway, lending the team in-depth knowledge of the life sciences, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and shipping industries.
The life sciences pharma team is headed by Kari Helen Simonsen and consists of both in-house legal pharmaceuticals experts and strong biochemistry patent prosecutors.
The firm also offers strong competence in prosecution before NIPO, employing as it does more former NIPO examiners than any other Norwegian IP firm.
Onsagers also excels in litigation and was part of the team that won the Apple trademark infringement case before the Supreme Court after leading the litigation in the previous court instances.
The Onsagers experts typically work in combined legal and technical teams wherever relevant and especially in infringement matters to ensure that all the strategic sides of the case are covered.
The highly respected and very competent legal-technical team headed by Ulrikke Asbøll and Henrik Rode are special IP advisers to the unicorn and tech company AutoStore, handling and coordinating all IP matters from due diligence investigations to IP strategy, as well as handling and prosecuting patent and trademark applications.
Diversity and corporate social responsibility
Onsagers has a strong focus on diversity and gender equality. The firm has a 50-50 employment rate of women and men. We actively and continuously work to promote and recruit more female partners, with already more than 30% of partners being female – an unusually high percentage in Norway. Some 65% of the board members are female. More than 10% of Onsagers employees are from non-Norwegian origin.
- Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry
- European Communities Trademark Association
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and its Norwegian group NIR
- International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
- International Institute for IP Management
- Licensing Executives Society
- Norwegian Patent Attorneys Association
- Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals
- Swedish Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property