Senior Partner and European Patent Attorney
Tom is a European Patent Attorney specializing in patents related to telecommunications, computers and software. He also works with U.S. patent law and IPR management, strategy, due diligence and litigation.
With more than 20 years of experience in the patent profession, Tom has worked as a patent examiner at the Norwegian Patent Office, as a patent attorney at Onsagers AS, as Director of Intellectual Property at the Norwegian technology firm, The Mobile Media Company AS, and as an independent consultant in his own firm, Whoaah Ekeberg Consulting. During a three-month period in 2005 he worked as a trainee for Birch, Stewart, Kolasch Birch, gaining first-hand experience in U.S. patent practice.
Tom has also served as a lecturer for several national organizations including the Norwegian Patent Office, the Norwegian Association for Computers and Law, the Patsoft conference, Troms Innovation Park and others, and as an external examiner for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo.
Tom received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987 from NTNU in Trondheim. He has also completed law courses in Patent Law, Trademark Law and Copyright Law at the University of Oslo, as well as training programs in U.S. Patent Law organized by the U.S. law firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch Birch, LLP.
Tom is a member of the Association of Norwegian Patent Agents, FICPI, and IEEE.
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