Elen joined Zacco in 2017. She works with patent consultancy in general, with drafting and prosecution of patent applications particularly in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microarray technology, food technology, diagnostics, medical devices, patent applications including biosequences and design applications.
Prior to joining Zacco, Elen worked for 12 years as a senior patent examiner at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO). She has broad experience in search examination of national and international patent applications. In addition to search and examination, Elen frequently gave lectures on patenting in general, IPR strategy and patenting pharmaceutical and biological inventions.
Elen graduated from the University of Oslo (UiO) in 2001 and holds a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry/ molecular biology. She continued to work as a researcher at UiO until 2006.
Elen has attended various courses in European Patent Law arranged by the European Patent Institute and courses related to commercial use of IPR and Freedom-to-Operate analysis organised by NIPO.
She has been ranked as a Rising Star by Managing IP as a result of the MIP World IP Survey 2018.