Eur.Ing., Ph.D., LL.M.
+49 40 5726 1134 / +49 170 791 8247
Rikard Mikalsen supports clients in all patent-related matters in the maritime, oil & gas, aquaculture technology and general mechanical engineering fields.
Rikard did his first degree in Marine Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Thermal Power Systems as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Newcastle University (UK). He has an extensive research and publication track record within combustion engine and energy systems technology, marine control engineering, and intellectual property law.
Prior to joining Zacco, Rikard worked as a Technology and Intellectual Property Analyst in Aker Solutions, a major oilfield service company, and as Head of Intellectual Property for MHWirth, a leading supplier of offshore drilling solutions and services. He also worked several years at salmon farms and therefore has thorough knowledge of fish farming technology.
As in-house attorney Rikard performed patent drafting and prosecution, IP due diligence and risk mitigation, and IP strategy work, as well as leading the IP work stream in M&A due diligence processes and supporting legal department in IP-related contract negotiations and disputes.
Rikard speaks Norwegian, English and German fluently.