As part of our practice, we assist clients with issues related to protection of technology and technical/operational know-how, goodwill, business concepts, and negotiations and drafting of licensing agreements. Further, our IP lawyers have built up considerable competence relating to agreements on the commercialization of research results. We provide services through the entire lifespan of IP rights, from the research and development phase, through commercialization and on to the next stage, with respect to funding, protection, enforcement and commercialization/agreements.
Our lawyers have an excellent track record in patent, trademark and marketing law litigation, both before the ordinary courts and in arbitration. We also have vast experience from handling IP matters before several industrial property authorities, such as the Norwegian Industrial Property Office and the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights. In fact, several of our lawyers have served the Board of Appeal, either as clerks or external board members.
Our expertise has been built up by assisting market participants in Norway, Sweden and internationally in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, cleantech/greentech, media and entertainment, e-commerce, financial technology, biotech, pharmaceuticals, fishing, aquaculture, medtech, health and food, sporting, automobile, and technology.
We thus advise clients not only on how to win litigation cases, but on building coherent business strategies aimed at avoiding unnecessary conflict, by using Freedom to Operate analysis before entering new markets or research areas, and by advising on the development and refinement of robust IP portfolios as part of our clients' business strategies.