Rita joined Zacco in 2000. She works primarily with patent consultancy in general, with drafting and prosecution of patent applications particularly in the area of chemistry and with professional opinions and litigation cases. From 1988 to 1991, Rita worked at the Norwegian Patent Office as an examiner.
In the period from 1991 to 2000 she was employed in the corporate patent and trademark department at Norsk Hydro ASA. In this period Rita drafted and prosecuted a number of patent applications and acquired high competence in the patenting field, also outside Norway. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1988, and has been on the list of European Patent Attorneys since Norway became a member of the EPO in 2008.