Anne Sønstevold

Zacco - Norway

European Patent Attorney, Senior Partner

Askekroken 11


Patent star 2022




Practice areas:

Patent strategy & counseling
Plant variety

Industry sectors:

Food & beverage
Life sciences

Anne has worked as a Patent Attorney in private practice since 1997, including three years operating in-house within the Patent Department of GE Healthcare. She joined Zacco in 2001.

Anne’s considerable patent expertise covers a wide range of both traditional and emerging technologies within the fields of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Food Technology and Healthcare. She is regularly tasked with advising on the development, practical uses and management of her clients patent portfolios, offering professional opinions and assisting with litigation and enforcement. Alongside the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, she is also able to assist with patent landscaping, IP Due Diligence and IP Risk Management.

Prior to working within IP, Anne spent more than ten years as a researcher at GE Healthcare, the Norwegian Radium Hospital and the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment. This experience established both her knowledge and understanding of the ‘real-world’ practical uses of patents and ideas. Insight which she is regularly able to share with both colleagues and clients.

Anne graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Biology (physiology) from the University of Oslo in 1983. She is a member of The Association of Norwegian Patent Agents, The Norwegian Society of Chartered Engineers, NIR, AIPPI and the Norwegian Physiological Association.

She is regularly recognised as a recommended individual in the IAM Patent 1000 from Intellectual Asset Management.

Year Joined Firm: 2001

Education/Alumni: M.Sc

Network Memberships: epi, AIPPI, FICPI, NIR, FONIP