Synnøve joined Zacco in 2015 and has substantial experience in matters relating to patent issues. Synnøve works with patent consultancy in general, with drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the field of inorganic chemistry, materials science, process industry and metallurgy. Her expertise covers Norwegian patent practice, European patent practice, strategy, infringement and validity opinions. Synnøve’s clients include some of the biggest Norwegian companies in the fields of chemistry.
Prior to joining Zacco, she worked for 13 years as a Senior Examiner at the Norwegian Patent Office, including examination of PCT applications as ISA/IPEA in the Nordic Patent Institute. In addition to traditional examiner responsibilities she frequently held lectures about patenting in general, search in patent databases, and various patent introduction courses. Synnøve was also part of an in-house team focusing on customer related activities.
Synnøve graduated with a M.Sc. degree in inorganic chemistry and materials science from the University of Oslo in 2000. Synnøve has also taken various courses in European Patent Law arranged by the European Patent Institute and has attended several IPR related courses organized by the Norwegian Patent Office. She is training for EQE, and has passed 3 of 4 main exams.
Key Practice Areas:
- Patent office proceedings
- Patent prosecution
- Patent strategy & counseling
- Inorganic chemistry in general
- Materials (ceramic, cement, composites etc.)
- Metallurgy, casting
- Industrial process chemistry
- Drafting applications
- Due diligence
- Opinion work
Last updated 18th September 2018