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Anne Sønstevold

Anne Sønstevold

Senior Partner

European Patent Attorney

About Anne Sønstevold

Anne has worked as a Patent Attorney in private practice since 1997, including 3 years in-house experience from the Patent Department of GE Healthcare. She joined Zacco in 2001. She provides advice on strategic patenting issues and deals with all matters related to patenting, such as prior art searches, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, oppositions and appeals, infringement and validity opinions, and litigation support. A key area of expertise is in Supplementary Protection Certificates for approved medicinal products.

Anne’s practice inolves Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry, Life Science and Healthcare. Anne has more than 10 year experience as a research scientist at GE Healthcare, the Norwegian Radium Hospital and the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment. Anne graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Biology (physiology) from the University of Oslo in 1983, and has been on the list of European Patent Attorneys since Norway became a member of the EPO in 2008.

As in previous years, Anne is listed by Managing IP as an IP Star 2023 for Patents. She has also repeatedly been ranked as a recommended individual in the IAM Patent 1000 by Intellectual Asset Management.


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Areas of Expertise

  • IP Due Diligence
  • IP Audit
  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Competitor Watch
  • Forward Patenting
  • Freedom-to-Operate
  • Novelty Search
  • Validity Search
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Landscaping
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Litigation Support
  • Patent Monitoring
  • Patent Oppositions and Appeals
  • Patent Prosecution
Technical field
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Food Technology
Industry expertise
  • Consumer Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hygiene Products
  • Life Science
  • Pharmaceuticals