Espen Riseng works with intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyright. Espen also works with tech law, including privacy, IT-contracts and digital brands. He joined Zacco in 2019. Espen received his law degree from the University of Bergen in 2016, after an exchange semester at the University of Illinois College of Law with patent law as his area of specialization.
Espen came from a position as legal advisor for the University of Oslo in the research management office, where he gained valuable experience drafting and reviewing collaboration agreements, NDAs and other types of contracts. He previously worked for the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (KFIR), where he also served as Secretary for The Mediation Board for Employee Inventions. Between 2018 and 2019, Espen has also been working as Legal Advisor at Banduro AI, a Norwegian innovation company working on services using artificial intelligence and propriety natural language processing technology.
Espen has been ranked on Managing IP’s Rising Stars in IP list for 2022 which recognises some of the best up-and-coming IP practitioners in private practice.