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In today’s knowledge-based society, an organisation’s intellectual property constitutes an important strategic and financial resource. Along with its employees’ experience and expertise, these intangible assets are the basis for innovation and value creation in any organisation.
Our lawyers provide assistance to a wide range of knowledge-based companies, helping them to protect, commercialise and enforce their intellectual property rights (IPR), such as patents, trademarks, company names, domain names, designs, copyright protected material and trade secrets.
We believe that managing IPR is getting more and more important in the digital world. Our mission is to assist our clients with all aspect of their strategy for managing IPR.
Our clients range from universities and research institutions, through service and supply companies to publishing and digital media businesses, as well as other public and private enterprises. Through or international network, we also assist some of the world’s largest technology driven players and social media providers. Regardless of whether you are a start-up, scale-up or well-established company, we have experience and understanding for all the specters of your business.
Our IPR practice is part of an network of some of the world’s leading law firms and patent advisory firms. By leveraging our network, we are able to coordinate assignments across national borders on behalf of our clients.
On a local basis, we collaborate with Innovation Norway, which is the Norwegian Government´s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We do also collaborate with various network-platforms for start-ups.
Our lawyers have extensive experience when it comes to assisting with establishment of national and international protection strategies, to safeguard the value of the client’s IPR. We assist our clients with strategic thinking, in order to enable them to manage their IPR to maximise the commercial value of their intellectual capital.
COMMERCIALISATION AND VENTURE CREATION
In many cases, IPR must be exploited, licensed or transferred in order to create value. We advise our clients in connection with setting up companies og joint ventures, technology transfer agreements, development agreements, license agreements etc.
We also have considerable experience with working with international technology development projects, particularly in the area of contract administration and the management of project results. We emphasise sectoral insight and technology understanding, and we focus on adding value to our clients’ processes and projects. Our experts strive to deliver cost-efficient solutions to our clients.
Enforcement of IPR is necessary to prevent others benefiting from the investments your company has made and we assist our clients with a range of contentious matters. We cooperate closely with our market-leading employment with highly challenging matters involving trade secrets, employee inventions and unfair competition issues. Sometimes our clients also need to defend themselves from claims that they are infringing the rights of others, and we regularly assist clients involved in infringement and invalidity actions.
In our tech-law department, we are all specialists in and devoted to the meet the needs of your clients and contribute in creating value in all interactions. Andreas Nordby and Tommy Dahlen are among the most experience lawyers in this field.
Dahlen is also a coveted speaker. He is regularly asked to give presentations and lectures within the field of intellectual property.
Nordby is an experienced litigation lawyer, and litigates cases involving questions related to IPR and IT law.