Synnøve joined Zacco in 2015 and has substantial experience in matters relating to patent issues. Synnøve works with patent consultancy in general, with drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the field of inorganic chemistry, materials science, process industry and metallurgy. Her expertise covers Norwegian patent practice, European patent practice, infringement and validity opinions.
Prior to joining Zacco, she worked for 13 years as a Senior Examiner at the Norwegian Patent Office. In addition to traditional examiner responsibilities she frequently held lectures about patenting in general, patent search and various patent introduction courses. Synnøve was also part of an in-house team focusing on customer related activities.
Synnøve graduated with a M.Sc. degree in inorganic chemistry and materials science from the University of Oslo in 2000. Synnøve has also taken various courses in European Patent Law arranged by the European Patent Institute and has attended several IPR related courses organized by the Norwegian Patent Office. She attends EQE training courses.
She has been ranked as a Rising Star by Managing IP as a result of the MIP World IP Survey 2018.