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Elen joined Zacco in 2017 and has particular experience in patenting biological inventions. Elen works with patent consultancy in general, with drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the field of life science.
Elen graduated from the University of Oslo (UiO) in 2001 and holds a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry. She continued to work as a researcher at UiO until 2006.
From 2006 to 2017 she worked as a senior patent examiner at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO). In addition to examine patent applications, Elen frequently gave lectures about patenting in general, IPR strategy and patenting pharmaceutical and biological inventions. While working at NIPO she attended various courses in European Patent Law and in-house courses related to commercial use of IPR and Freedom-to-Operate analysis. Elen was also part of NIPO’s Customer Service Center.